Love the longest and perhaps most bittersweet day of Summer Solstice.
Embracing extended hours yet sad because tomorrow there will be less magical evening . Feels like something is over before the fun begins.
National Geographic describes Solstice Ceremonies. Native Americans celebrate the day as a time for renewal, sacred ceremonies where they pray for healing medicines, good crops, good harvest.
"It's a very significant day for us," said Jim Compton, also known as The Rising Day in Ojibwa.
Mr. Porteno agrees... he has perhaps a more typical South/Native American take on the day, "Just enjoy."
Summer daze photo by Mr. Porteno