Sunday Stills: The Solstice is Here!

Last year at this time, the temperature was over 100F here in Western Washington.  This is how our black cat dealt with the extreme heat.


We are fortunate not to be covered in a thick layer of black fur.  Right now, in Everett at just after noon, it is 65F, cooler by far, but expected to rise into the 80s by the end of the week.  Hubby, who grew up on the East Coast, doesn’t feel like it’s really summer until we have temps over 80 for a week.

As I recall, Terri mentioned something about wildflowers in connection with the Solstice.  Right in the middle of downtown Leavenworth, I spotted a tiny field of wildflowers.


I also liked this particular red bush.  Unfortunately, I don’t know what it is, so maybe my readers can enlighten me.


Last June, we made an excursion to Deception Pass, just to get out of the heat.  It was quite cool there, and very beautiful.

The walk down the forest path to the beach was delightful, and the fresh breeze off the water was quite welcome.

And, on the way home, we were stopped in traffic and I noticed these roadside flowers and weeds.  They look nice, even if they are weeds.


Happy Summer, everyone!

Here’s the Link to Terri’s Original Post.

2 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: The Solstice is Here!

  1. Beautiful photos. We went to Orcas Island last year and I wanted to go to Deception Pass but time didnt allow for it. The last set of flowers are foxglove. They’re so pretty. I can’t remember what the red shrub is. I love wildflowers.

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