Saturday, June 27, 2009

And Now, Scenes from a Foggy Summer Solstice...



photo by Nancy Marstaller



























photo by Nancy Marstaller

We had our soggy Summer Solstice celebration last Sunday, and on Wednesday night this week my Women's Meditation Group had a foggy Summer Solstice gathering. We are having that sort of June here in Maine. Mostly wet and cool.

Women's Meditation meets at The Stonehouse Manor in Phippsburg each June for good eats and a traditional sunset walk on Popham Beach. I have pictures from years past in which we are all smiling and sunlit, standing around sand castles that were built by happy children during the day. This year the beach at twilight looked like something out of a science fiction movie, strewn with whole tree trunks, big torn branches, and hills of seaweed washed ashore during the epic high tides we experienced this week due to strong winds and the new moon. This created a beautifully eerie and mysterious landscape.

As you can see, we enjoyed ourselves. There is something especially peaceful, playful, and powerful about this particular group of women, and I am grateful for their friendship!
Whatever the weather, I hope that you are all enjoying this first week of summer! Have a relaxing weekend!

7 comments:

Ellie said...

I wish I could be in a group like that, you all look so happy, so integrated, hope you had more days with the girls, meditation group, what a great idea.
you look great on those pictures, happy summer. : )

Sarah said...

This looks fantastic. I would have loved to join you all in your walk along the eerie beach! I love those photos of the tree with you all doing poses! Is that one of your houses? Beautiful building.
it has been hot and sunny here but tonight we had a massive storm. It was great though it did scare the cats quite a lot!
Have a fun rest of the weekend.

Martha Miller said...

hi ellie!

yes, time spent with women friends is so nurturing! happy summer to you, too! i love your pics of you & alec in mexico! xxxooo

Martha Miller said...

hi sarah!

if i could only "beam" you over to maine! you could come walk on the wet beach with us. enjoy your hot weather! we are in a strange pattern here, continuing cool and wet. we did se the sun yesterday in the afternoon - enough to prevent a mass exodus to the south...
that stonehouse is a guest inn - one of my friends stays there for a week each june! it would be a great place to host one of those murder mystery weekends!! :*)

Carol Anne Strange said...

I love the photos, Martha, and I love your women's meditation group gathering for summer solstice. What a lovely way to bring in summer. Wishing you much magic. x

Martha Miller said...

thanks, carol anne! love your recent photos! to see those blue skys is heartening - still raining here...sigh...

Susan Beauchemin said...

Woah--that is a spooky looking beach in the fog! The red tree that rolled in could be a manzinita? I probably spelled that wrong.