P1960726 march 20 2014 equinox

Maracuya fruit marks high noon on the equator – March 20, 20140 equinox

“There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”  James Carroll

There are also times that beg for a fast timeout for art;  the above image illustrates one minute’s prep in the kitchen, a dash outside to record the sun’s shadow at high noon, and a few minutes of doodling with a paint program for a hand-drawn smile!

Compare today’s shadow with the image from last June’s solstice, when the sun stretched as far north as the celestial laws permit!

June Solstice - High noon on the equator!

June Solstice – High noon on the equator!

With the sun willing, the end-of day shadow should strike the same blue spot on the wall – see below.  Take a timeout today or tomorrow or even next week, and find a creative way to record the sun’s path on your part of the world!

Recording the sun's shadow. March 28, 2013

Recording the sun’s shadow ne week past equinox – March 28, 2013

Start today, and imagine what your sun wall will look like a year from now!

 February 20, 2014

February 20, 2014