Summer Solstice Celebrations

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  • #13605
    Dave TheDruid-3X3
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      Awens to All:

      We are now well into June and that means that Summer Solstice is coming around.

      It will be on June 20th at 8pm which is a Sunday.

      Time to start thinking of what to do for Summer Solstice.

      3X3

      #13606
      david poole
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        I will probably try a variety of things, OBOD has an all day event on Facebook/YouTube in the virtual world, this will cover many speakers and feature different events they are always quite good and very inclusive and worldwide so I will meet many people there. Apart from that I am not completely certain yet. I am hoping that the rules do not change again as that would spoil everything if we are not all released on 21st June after all.

        #13612
        Dowrgi
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          To be honest, I prefer to see the sunset in alone, a bit of quiet contemplation and watching the sun rise over the horizon. Each to their own, but sometimes these events (as they were before) just turn into a noisy free-for-all. I know, I sound grumpy – I don’t mean to! 😀

          Bennathow
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          #13614
          Dave TheDruid-3X3
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            I might spend the Day Hiking around Byrne Creek where I do a lot of my Streamkeeping Work.

            In 2013, I happened upon a couple who were Burying their Pet Cat while doing some Byrne Creek Streamkeeping. There have been several occasions when I came back to do a Sacred Sabbath Incense Burning.

            So it might be a great way to Commemorate the Summer Solstice by going down and spending the day at the Fish Creek where I have done a lot of my Streamkeeping.

            3X3

            #13615
            david poole
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              These sound like wonderful ideas, I guess that each of us will choose to celebrate in our own way.

              #13617
              Dave TheDruid-3X3
              Participant

                Came upon this:
                https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/things-to-do/solstice/

                With summer solstice fast approaching, we wanted to give you an update on the arrangements for access to Stonehenge for solstice this year. We are well underway with planning, and are working carefully with the Police, Wiltshire Council and others to keep abreast of the latest COVID-19 guidance and how it may impact on summer solstice access. Many will have noticed that the date coincides with that identified in the Government’s re-opening roadmap for England as Step Four – the final stage of ‘un-locking.’ If that remains the case, we can confirm that solstice celebrations will be going ahead at Stonehenge on the evening of the 20 June into the morning of the 21 June. However, if the guidance changes for England, or indeed for Wiltshire, our plans will need to change. Updates will be posted here.

                #13639
                Dave TheDruid-3X3
                Participant

                  Happy Summer Solstice!!!

                  3X3

                  #13641
                  Dave TheDruid-3X3
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                    Awens to All:

                    Got up and mowed the Lawns of the Community Hall then headed off to Surrey. Stopped off at a Ladyfriend’s House and dropped off some Tomato Plants that I had grown from Seed for Her Garden as a Summer Solstice Gift then headed off to the Pet Cemetery.

                    There is a Local Resident who lets me use his Mower. So I got the Lawns Mowed and then set about placing around approximately 120 Incense Sticks to the various Pet Graves. Once I got that done, I made my Summer Solstice Video Tour of the Semi-Abandoned Pet Cemetery showing the progress I have made of getting approximately 2,000 sqft of Himalayan Blackberry cleared away from the Site.

                    Now I am back Home posting my YouTube Tour of how the Pet Cemetery looks at the moment:

                    After spending some Time in Meditation, I came Home to get my Summer Solstice Dinner made and post my YouTube.

                    Had a Really Nice Summer Solstice.

                    Dave TheDruid-3X3

                    #13643
                    david poole
                    Participant

                      That looks very nice 3 x 3 I have had a really quiet solstice so far although I am about to go out right now so things could get a little more exciting

                      #14850
                      Dave TheDruid-3X3
                      Participant

                        Awens to All:

                        We are now well into June and that means the Great Sacred Sabbath of Summer Solstice is coming soon.

                        I now have the Money & Passport to Travel to do another Pilgrimage to a Sacred Spot such as The Stonehenge, Machu Pichu or maybe a few Sacred Sites that Megalithic Portal needs some Pictures of. But I now do not have the spare Time to go anywhere due to my Residential Caretaking Job. And Witchvox is offline now, so I can not look up any local things that I might jump into.

                        This year, it is on June 21st and that is a Tuesday and I am usually Free of any Work so I can go off and enjoy doing something Special for the day.

                        Are any of you guys going to any Special Sacred Sites for this Year’s Summer Solstice?

                        3X3

                        #14886
                        Dave TheDruid-3X3
                        Participant

                          Awens to All:

                          Here is a Tour of the BC Pet Cemetery in Newton Surrey that I have working on restoring for the past year. I made this Video as part of my Summer Solstice Celebrations.

                          I have all the Blackberry hacked down and am now in the process of clearing Debris from the grounds and Excavating Graves. Every time I go there, I do my Restoration Work and I Excavate around 3 or 4 Graves.

                          In 6 or so Months from now, I hope to have several piles of Old Debris thrown into the SW Corner Composting Heap. I also hope to have at least 12 to 24 Graves Excavated & Restored.

                          3X3

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