Here are some early summer thoughts I posted on my Facebook page over the past few days, illustrated with some choice photographs that I took:
|On the eve of the Full Strawberry Moon.|
|Summer flowers in our backyard garden.|
Thoughts on the official first day of summer: "Summer afternoon summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." – Henry James
|Capturing summer's first sunset.|
Thoughts about sunsets as summer welcomes its first sunset: "Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!" – Mehmet Murat idan, contemporary Turkish playwright and novelist.
|A colorful Full Strawberry Moon accented by the clouds.|
Finally, as the summer solstice even arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California, so, too, did the Full Strawberry Moon. Despite some clouds, it was a colorful and entertaining full moon, both to look at and as well as to photograph.
Looking forward to a wonderful and rewarding summer.
Photographs: By Michael Dickens © 2016.