It has been two years since Ian Boyle built this stone pillar in our front yard. He embedded a pipe in the stone, at an angle that would catch the sunset at summer solstice. Later we found out it catches the sunrise on the winter solstice, too.
The day was cloudy, and I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to see the sunset. The clouds cleared enough to let the sun shine through, and so here is this year’s summer solstice sunset as seen through Ian Boyle’s pillar.
About half an hour before the sun came through the pillar, I caught this shot contrasting the pillar, worked in the ancient dry-stone-walling technique, with our new internet dish, worked in the most modern of technologies.
After I took the tripod and camera into the house, my daughter called, “Mom, you’ve got to see this sunset!” Here is the view, with pillar, of course.
And now, some fiber content! These spiders spin a new web every night. The webs are gone by morning. This little one was building a web under the tree house, with the evening sun to highlight the delicate strands. So here’s the original spinnerâ€”a spider putting the finishing touches on its web in the summer solstice sunset.