Happy Solstice!

Summer is here, hot and sultry!


I have had a love-hate relationship with summer. Having grown up in South Florida, summer meant blistering heat, horrible humidity, and lovely complications such as heat rash. There’s your delightful visual for the day! People went from air conditioned cars to air conditioned homes to air conditioned offices – much like people in the north do in winter, but without ice and salt trucks.


But summer does mean freedom, in many ways. Freedom from darkness, freedom from cold, freedom from work for many, such as teachers and students. In Florida, summer even meant freedom from tourists!


Now that I live in western New York State, there is freedom from winter. Something I never fully appreciated until I moved here. I see much more of the wheel of the year when you actually have seasons. On summer solstice, the forces of light are as strong as the days are long.


So, celebrate the summer, the long days and the healthful heat. Enjoy the seaside, light a bonfire, and let your cares fall away!

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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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