26 October 2014

Think About It: Midsummer's Night

Moving to Vermont decades ago introduced me to an enthusiasm for Halloween I hadn't suspected existed. Adults as excited about their costumes as children was an adjustment. Celebrations during the harvest autumn months can wear a lot of different masks besides goblins and witches. There are the apple festivals and pumpkin parties, but nothing like Halloween and its haunted houses, parades, and costumer contests.

In addition to the traditional holidays, I'm big on Chocolate Cake Day in January, Umbrella Day in February, and Moon Day in July.
What's missing? Midsummer's Night in June, the summer solstice. There are festivals around the United States as well as the world.
If there isn't one in your area, then consider developing a festival or art show to commemorate the summer solstice. Give Halloween a run for its money.


  1. HI Maywyn, We don't have much Halloween here at home. We are located in an out of the way place so we don't get Trick or Treaters. I usually have a few goodies in case but I may not do that this year. I love the beautiful photo of your icy tree! take care,love,Diana

    1. Hi Diana,
      Thank you. The tree is in the negative channel edited for color saturation and gamma level.
      Have a wonderful week!

  2. Chocolate Cake Day and Umbrella Day...I'm in!
    Happy Autumn! :)

    1. Hi Jeanne,
      Happy Autumn to You!
      January is perfect in this northern hemisphere for Chocolate Cake Day. Frosting on the ground, frosting on the cake. Have a wonderful week!

    2. Dear Maywyn - the holiday that sounds the best to me is that Chocolate cake one...hmm - wonder if Ohio needs to start to celebrate that one (LOL)! Have a wonderful day friend.

    3. Hi Debbie,
      Chocolate Cake Day is national. I look forward to seeing photos of what you bake. lol


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