This Week...Long Day’s Journey Into Night…

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...Otherwise Known as the Summer Solstice

Actually yesterday, Friday, June 21, was the official summer solstice...the longest day of the year. And, as if we needed an official marking of the day...the beginning of summer.





A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.      James Dent

Houston has had heat advisories for the last two days. This is 92 degrees out but feels as if it is 103.




The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight. William Cullen Bryant



There is, we think, a bluebird nest in the birdbox we put up just a few weeks ago and Larry and I are concerned about the eggs or babies. We have supplied plenty of water in the back yard along with all sorts of bird-delights so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.


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Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length, the season of summer does come. Thomas Carlyle



Summer makes me think of ice cream cones, running through sprinklers and sitting outside at night and watching the night sky.





Have a summerlicious weekend!


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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
We've been enjoying the wonderful weather here this week.  The temperature has been in the 70's, which is perfect in my book. My Day Lily plant's first bloom was in full bloom yesterday. More to follow!  Happy summer!

Jun 22, 2019 04:28 AM #3
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing!

Friday, June 21, was the official summer solstice...the longest day of the year. And, as if we needed an official marking of the day...the beginning of summer.

Jun 22, 2019 05:27 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Except for the heat inland this is my favorite time of the year. Get cloose to the Ocean and the breeze is so cool. enyou your weekend.

Jun 22, 2019 05:28 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is definitely summer here, I can feel the heat when I go outside, haha.  I hope that your summer will be an enjoyable one!

Jun 22, 2019 06:36 AM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Lovely quotes, and shout out for summer. It's here!  I too hope the baby birds survive the heat. Be sure to keep us posted, Kathy. D 

Jun 22, 2019 07:24 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I always enjoy your artistic flair with the apps you use to create spectacular images. 

I remember my first encounter with bluebirds right here in Sedona. They were the only bird I saw when we first moved in. I had never seen one before and loved them.  However, in Sedona, I have seen how aggressive they are with other birds. They have lost their "luster" with me. I watched one attack another nest to eat the eggs... in one of my trees! It was a horrible experience. I hope your encounters are more docile. Sedona Bluebird

Jun 22, 2019 07:28 AM #8
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Houston is hot, that is for sure. As hot as Florida can get in the summer...I think Houston has us beat.

Jun 22, 2019 07:31 AM #9
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Yes summer is here. It gets light here in Oregon by 4:30 am and dark around 9 pm

Jun 22, 2019 07:35 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I hope your birds do well.  We still have a heavy marine layer ignoring the calendar.  We actually drove to the wine country for lunch to see a bit of sun! There is a possibility that the sun may come out.  A

Jun 22, 2019 08:06 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - this is my time of year.  I love sunshine and daylight especially when getting up early in the morning.

Jun 22, 2019 08:07 AM #12
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - while talk of the weather is often a part of life's daily conversation your quotes bring forth many feelings that last beyond any season

Jun 22, 2019 08:48 AM #13
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, thanks for sharing the pictures with us.  We had rain the last 2 days and also later today, so we are cool.


Jun 22, 2019 08:59 AM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you keep those high temperatures were you are, aside from a raining week this week, our weather has been great.

Jun 22, 2019 02:48 PM #15
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Kathy Streib ,

It's been warm in Austin..the heat index is over 100! Its tough for Geno with his congestive heart failure. I took hm to son's home this morning so we could help celebrate John's birthday. It didn't last long and he was back home in bed

Jun 22, 2019 04:15 PM #16
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Happy Summer Solstice!  Love the long days and all the flowers and greenery that summer brings.

Jun 22, 2019 08:12 PM #17
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

It's Sunday morning, it's raining outside, golf game is not meant to be.  Enjoy your Sunday

Jun 23, 2019 01:50 AM #18
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Yesterday was lovely....we were working but just enjoyed knowing summer was FINALLY here...!

Jun 23, 2019 03:51 AM #19
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I had a Summer Solstice family gathering dinner at my house yesterday.  I've been catch up sleeping most of this day.  We had Roast Beast, Whipped Potatoes, Split Pea Soup, and for desert, Mellange e Trois.

Jun 23, 2019 01:47 PM #20
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jun 23, 2019 01:48 PM #21
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It is finally starting to feel like summer here and we are loving it!

Jun 29, 2019 09:47 AM #22
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