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!
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.