At 1:06 pm on Thursday, summer came to Tennessee.
The summer solstice is marked by celebrations, often called Midsummer in Europe, or Litha in the Wiccan series of solar holidays. In the arctic, north of 66° latitude, it is time of the midnight sun, when the sun never sets.
These are the longest days of the year, and shortest nights. My favorite time of year.
Here's a photo of a favorite place in Murfreesboro. From this high spot, when it is very clear and dry, with binoculars it's possible see the tops of buildings in Nashville, just above the horizon. True!
Enjoy the summer.