Sol sistere – Midsummer’s Folksy Friday


The summer solstice arrives today – it is now midsummer, although that’s fairly hard to  believe from the weather. The word solstice comes from the Latin word sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).Scientifically speaking, the solstice is the moment when the tilt of the earth’s axis is closest to the sun and the sun reaches it’s highest point in the sky. (Don’t all complain if I’m not quite right – I’m no exert!) The upshot though is that Midsummer’s Day will have the most hours of daylight (the flip side of course is that it’s all downhill from here until mid-winter). In honour of Midsummer’s Day I’ve been having a browse for some lovely handmade sun themed goodies – if you like what you see, do go over and have a closer look at the makers’ shops – click on any of the pictures to follow the link . Have a fantastic mid-summer’s day, whatever you do and however you keep it – I’m considering getting up to see the sun rise, but I don’t expect I made it!


Montgomery Sun by Glass Island Photography


Rising Sun Necklace by Claire Gent


Sun, Moon & Star brooch by Ruth Makes Jewellery


Sun Suncatcher by Joysofglass.


Ceramic Sun by Leadon Valley Crafts


Sunshine garland by Pelemele


Sunshine Cushion Cover by Spotty Cottage


Sun Mounted Print by Carey Creations

There are more lovely pieces on my Pinterest Board at

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