The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2014, the solstice falls on June 21 at 6:51 A.M. EDT. The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator.
The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice). Source
Here in the garden, it is time for us to "PLAY IT AGAIN TOADS!" What this entails is a feature of some of our past prompts and challenges to give everyone a second chance at some great ideas. If the links provided below do not meet with your fancy today, you may select a past challenge of your own from the Imaginary Garden archives. Please provide a link back to the original page on your blog.
For those who favour a form challenge, I am linking one of my favourites, The Robert Herrick Stanza.
If you prefer something a little more open-ended, here is Get Famous.
The final selected prompt is a photography challenge featuring the work of Izy Gruye.
Choices, choices! Have fun perusing these posts, or any others, and write a new poem to link up below.