Anyway, my solstice was rather quiet. The night was beautiful actually because it was so quiet. I cooked dinner (I forgot to take photos of it), previously throughout the day I made a Litha incense and completed my Faery ointment which gave me bizarre dreams (that will be for another post), and after dinner, when night had fallen, I did an offering and ritual to commemorate the day. It's actually the first time I've ever done any sort of ritual work on a Sabbat - new experiences and growing on the path.
This was my altar for the day, just a few things that remind me of the Solstice, of Midsummer happiness and of course the never-ending heat we get here.
My Litha incense making session. I've only just really begun to use a M&P for grinding, I still prefer a Coffee Grinder but I felt like being a little traditonal.
My resin base of Copal, Benzoin and Gum Arabic.
Mixed in were herbs of Lavender, Vervain, St J Wort and Chamomile.
My faery ointment.
My attempt at making non-alcoholic mead. Can honestly say not a fan of the taste, I mean I love honey but fresh on bread, not so much in a cool drink.
My offering of brownie and mead for the Fae folk abounds.
My ritual, gold and red candle with a stick of Fairy Dreams incense and of course my burning handcrafted incense. I really love the smell of the incense on charcoal, it adds a whole other dimension to the experience.