Friday, June 21, 2013

SAXNÄS IN JUNE, watercolor

Saxnäs in June, waterccolor, 11x8 (28x20 cm.)

Today, June 21st,  is Midsummer Celebration in Sweden. The tradition calls for picking flowers from the fields and braiding them together in a crown, and wearing it on your head while dancing around the Maypole with your family and friends. You are supposed to choose at least seven different flowers, and tonight, young girls will put the seven flowers under their pillow, and they will dream of their love, or lover, or the man they will marry, something like that.  June 21st is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, while it is the shortest in the southern hemisphere.

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