Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Solstice Celebration

Yesterday when the sun was radiant in it's full glory, we headed over to our annual celebration spot at Echo Farm. It is a magical gathering space nestled in the rolling hills of Wilno ~ alive with lush, gorgeous gardens, fields full of wild flowers (with a peace sign mowed in it : ) a stage, a fire pit and of course a  big space for the potluck feast. It is one of my most loved community gatherings of the year.  It seems like everyone is glowing  with the joy of welcoming in summer ~ Old friends are re-uniting , kids are  finding their clan to run with, people are pulling out delights in the clothing swap pile,  musicians are jamming on stage,  people are dancing, hula hooping, and poi dancing. Good food is being shared and celebration is in the air with full force!
Last week when we made our sun cake my girls asked if they could make a sun cake to bring to the solstice celebration ~ by them selves!  
I gave up the reigns (not an easy thing for me) and stepped back to simply be the supervisor.  They worked together (with Luna directing!) and this creation was born...

The girls enjoyed walking this tight rope again, and again and again...
I loved being present for this moment in time of big sis being the support for little sis.

The children were ripe with  joy in this beautiful space of freedom
exploring, playing and soaking up the sweetness...

 We ended our night singing fire's burning to our blazing solstice fire. We then headed back home at the end of this longest day of the year...filled to the brim with sunshine, friends, dancing, fresh air, and fine food! I am grateful to be a part of such a rich, inspired, talented, diverse community to share in celebrating with.

One Love! One Heart!
Let's get together and feel all right.

Bob Marley 

Abundant sun infused love to you as you journey into this season of bounty and beauty
~ Shanti~


  1. I HATE being a working-outside-the-home mama sometimes...had to miss this wonderful celebration. We may just celebrate the solstice tonight with a fire (Mama Nature doesn't mind if we're one day late, does she?) Looks like it was a wonderful time. See you there next year...maybe.

  2. What a perfect day you all had!! Your pictures (and children) are beautiful!!! I long for a girl someday to bread her hair exactly as you had pictures!!! Just wonderful!


  3. Looks AMAZING!
    I have been unwell lately and had to sit out this year. I had grand plans to.

    But your photos fills my heart with some sunshine.

  4. How wonderful to be able to share the solstice with friends in such a beautiful spot. It looks like the sun god was out in full force for you! That cake also looks amazing, your girls did a wonderful job.

  5. what a blessing to enjoy such a wonderful community celebration! your girls have been taking notes...their cake is stunning!

  6. What dream come true! I wish my girls and I could have been there!!!

    Thank you for sharing such bright and warm sentiments of your Summer Solstice.


  7. what a beautiful day! love how you truly enjoy these precious moments in life! :)

  8. What a wonderful celebration. Thank you for sharing this special day with us

  9. Such a wonderful celebration, and how beautiful that cake is! Your girls must have been so pleased!

  10. looks like an amazing day! Happy solstice mama!

  11. Enjoying glad and happy with friends in such an idyllic setting is a real treat. As it appears, the sun god was on your side! Your girls did a great job on the cake, too. It's beautiful. floryday discount code


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