|Looking northwest across the Great Salt Lake from Buffalo Point on Antelope Island|
Shawn, Roz, David, Katie, and I headed out to Antelope Island after work on Wednesday to celebrate the Summer Solstice and enjoy the sunset from Buffalo Point. To enhance the experience, we brought a lot of good beer, wine, and snacks to enjoy while watching the sun.
|Katie, Roz, David, and Shawn at Buffalo Point|
|Looking east toward the Wasatch Mountains|
|Shawn and the Great Salt Lake|
|Spectacular lighting at sunset|
Summer is by far my favorite season of the year. I enjoy the constant sunshine, the dry desert heat, and the extra hours of daylight the make it possible to go for long bike rides and runs after work. While the solstice technically marks the beginning of summer, it also signals the turning point toward shorter daylight hours and eventually colder weather. I wish summer would hang around as long as winter seems to.
|Final moments of the solstice sunset|