British summer time

What is it about the British summer and Wimbledon? it is always guaranteed to rain! it's also the longest day today, I have just been reading an interesting article on the 250,000 pagans who will be in the woods tonight to eat, drink, dance and drum to celebrate the summer solstice. Apparently paganism is the fastest growing religion in the UK, despite being non -evangelical and with no single deity, no holy book and no permanent dwellings. Wiccans, Druids, witches, shamans and those who worship Norse gods come under the pagan umbrella. I do hope they don't get wet.

25 comments:

  1. Love this B&W of the rainy umbrella.
    I've been watching a bit of the Wimbledon coverage.
    I'm saving my strawberries & cream for the finals.

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  2. Oh dear doesn't look like much of a summer! That means we are getting closer to summer here in Melbourne

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  3. What a fab shot!!! Love it...and the bee below...
    always fun seeing what your eye sees..........

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  4. Ah yes, pagans to the woods.

    Sorry about the rain . . .

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  5. Yes, I remember the English summer well, rain jacket and all.

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  6. Happy Summer.. great shot.

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  7. My dad still worships the Norse gods. LOL! That is fascinating about it being the fastest growing religion! Wow. I am going to have to study more of that. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPH! It will most likely rain here in Seattle as well!

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  8. I almost wish I was celebrating with them tonight - should be a fun party.

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  9. Hahaha. Lovely topical post! Doncha just love June in England!!

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  10. This is interesting Justine, and I was just reading about it the other day, I think in Time Magazine. I'd heard of it before, but never knew anything about it.

    This is a great photograph and I hope it stops raining for you soon!

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  11. Great shot, I lake it!
    Have a nice day.

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  12. I love this photo and it pretty much sums up the summer so far. We had a bit of sunshine here in the north yesterday, it soon turned to rain though!

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  13. Oh dear I hope the sun comes out again soon! We're having a surprisingly mild winter in NZ so far.. lots of rain but not too cold! My sister arrives from Cape Town on Saturday so I'm hoping winter doesn't decide to arrive with her!
    Love this black and white shot!

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  14. hahahaha Justine this is brillant!!!

    wishing you a happy summer,
    elena

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  15. Such a great shot.. I just wish we could get a little of that wet stuff over here in Las Vegas..

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  16. Love the photo... I can smell and feel the "wetness". I sit up late watching Wimbledon and get annoyed if they have to postpone because of rain lol. fascinating stuff paganism......think you have inspired me to explore the creative possibilities of these ideas. xx

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  17. I love this shot - great atmosphere. Is it an abandoned umbrella you found on the street, or did you set up the shot?

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  18. Oh, what a start into summer, Justine! Though I love your photo, I must say - so gorgeous how you make the simplest things look great, even rain! The rain arrived here yesterday and it seems it doesn't want to leave...

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  19. This is a wonderful b&w -- the contrast, the composition, those wonderful droplets of rain...
    Hope the sun finds you soon!

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  20. Had never really considered that Wimbledon always happens in the rain..but for as long as I've been following - it has. Typical London weather??

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  21. Wht a brilliant B&W photo justine!!

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  22. Justine, what a brilliant capture! It so articulates the season! We have been shocked at how cold it is here. We arrive with all our summer clothes only to find Paris is a chilly 12 degrees. I think we experienced four seasons within 4 hours yesterday. Wow!

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