Waldorf In The Home

Monday, June 27, 2011

Corner of My Home - Under the Summer Solstice Sun

Everything including the lemon pie we had on hand. It was only a matter of  letting the joy out and noticing the occasion. We stayed up late and celebrated our lives together ~ under the 2011 solstice sun. We enjoyed noticing the longest day of the year and each other. Taking time to notice is an art , first you have to center your self and then you have to honor what surrounds you and all your senses.  It is fun to practice, and quite relaxing. Children are self centered, very attuned to nature and notice naturally. The girls were feeling so wonderful all night by their own esteem - all the stars fell into place.  It was enchanting to be with them. 

Happy Summer.

Namaste, Nicole


  1. Beautiful photographs....they really capture the relaxed and playfully reverent Summer Solstice. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous!


  2. Hi Nichole-- don't you love Summer Solstice with children? Mine are 11 and 13 years now -- and they are still noticing, admiring, and just allowing life to flow -- this year my daughter Wilow 11 just got her first deck of fairy cards as a solstice present (we give little things in celebration -- my son was given new things for his nature table) -- she loved staying up and admiring them in the summer sun... happy summer
    light and love to you

  3. just beautiful! Have a wonderful summer!!

  4. Fabulous...whimsy....and lovely!! xo

  5. Looks so beautiful and serene Nicole! I love the photograph with the orange slice, it looks like stained glass.

    Happy Solstice!

  6. These are gorgeous photographs, and what am awesome idea to burn dried orange slices in the fire. That is going on my weekend bonfire list. Have a happy summer.

  7. Thank you for sharing this magical time, how wonderful for your girls to have a mother who is seeing the world as it is and that other layer, the bit most don't see. I really enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing.

  8. The orange slices were saved from the Winter Solstice when we celebrated the birth of the sun. (They decorated our Christmas tree.)
    We made secret wishes when we tossed them into the fire. An orange is a beautiful symbol of the warm sun.

    Peace, Nicole


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