Solstice Whimsy: Megalithic Mini-gardening

Happy June Solstice! Merry Yule/Litha* to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This solstice whimsy post features an example from the hobby world of miniature gardens: behold the Teacup Stonehenge!

A white teacup filled with moss on top of which are some miniature replica megaliths in the style of the Stonehenge circle

photo and henging by Caitlan Vandewalle, (via Clonehenge)

ObAstrogeek: Solstice this year is happening on Saturday, 21 June 2014 at 10:51 UTC/GMT, which is 8:51 PM AEST here in Sydney. For any readers who haven’t seen my solstice links before, here’s a Northron-centric explanation of why the hottest weather doesn’t happen on the longest day (and the corollary that the coldest wearther doesn’t happen on the longest night).

* For the Southron pagans, this time of year marks the celebration of Yule (longest night/Midwinter). For the Northron pagans, it’s the festival of Litha (longest day/Midsummer).


It’s been a while since the last whimsy post.  The convention is to share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.



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5 replies

  1. Sesame Street’s Parody of True Blood Treats Vampires As Grouches <a href="http://t.co/VamamRXKeS&mdash” rel=”nofollow”>http://t.co/VamamRXKeS&mdash; io9 (@io9) June 21, 2014

  2. I recently stumbled across a Sesame Street parody of Homeland. They were sheep, trying to uncover the wolf in disguise.
    Speaking of Homeland, Rupert Friend is auctioning off his motorbike for the charity I’ve plugged here before, Special Effect. Just in case any of our readers live in the UK and have that kind of spare dosh.

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