It's the Summer Solstice
And here they're celebrating in style
For there are still some Druids and this, to them, is sacred ground.
In fact, as far as I know they're the only ones allowed close to these stones!
When we spent that spring in England,
we lived five miles from Stonehenge
And when we were out and about, we often would make sure to drive past them on the way home
It was nice to have these as "neighbors"!
We've seen them before
Once, in fact, in the snow!
It was beautiful
All black and white!
And the stones themselves . . .
And still remain a mystery
as to how and why
Although there are many theories
We never visited Stonehenge during a solstice or an equinox
So we never have seen any recognizable Druids around the stones
But on our last visit . . .
We did find a Dali Lama follower.
With his robes, the stones in the background a camera around his neck
It's one of our favorite pictures of our trip
A once in a lifetime picture!
We won't be celebrating the solstice at Stonehenge today
But every June 21, we're reminded of that Spring when Stonehenge was a neighbor
And what what the Druids are "doing tonight"!