June 21, 2014. Sunset 8:34 Chapel of the Chimes. Oakland, CAEven though the Solstice has passed, the sun continues to set a bit later, reaching its apex (at this latitude anyway) on 6/26/14. Then the sun will continue to set at 8:36 for another week before reversing direction and joining the sunrise to shrink our daily dose of sunlight. Here is a snippet of this year’s Solstice celebration from the Garden of Memory at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA. A hundred bells, the Cardew Choir and the general din of 1000’s of people greeting the summer—
Thank you Rose for the amazing bell.
FYI The NY Times published an article challenging our association of light with all things good- including the relationship between the amount of sunlight and mood.