Quito, Ecuador – Every equinox and solstice remind me to stop and ponder where I am on the planet, where I am in my life’s journey, and to consider how all of us play our roles on this beautiful planet in this beautiful solar system. Someone mentioned this past week that the sun is straight overhead (at the equator) during the summer solstice. I didn’t challenge their statement, but made a note to mark the sun’s position at high noon. Not being at home, this was much easier to record than the end-of-day images!
While critiquing the sunflower painting, I noted the strong mid-morning light and shadow when a surprise visitor ambled into the scene! After a fun photo session, I focused on painting!
A sense of high noon awakened me from my painting trance, and I hurriedly checked the computer to see the time: 11:59! Continue reading