Everyone knows that the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, takes place on June 21st every year. Well, that makes this year exceptional because the Summer Solstice is actually today – June 20! This is a big deal because the Monte Hewett Homes community in Roswell, Heatherton, has a unique maze – called the Heatherton Folly – which is composed of two partially overlapping labyrinths. The larger labrinth ends at the Solstice Spire, whose shadow marks the seasons. In addition to casting its shortest shadow of the year at the Summer Solstice, the spire will strike two black rocks just outside the maze with its shadow. The only other day of the year when the shadow hits these two rocks is at the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year and the time the spire casts its longest shadow.
Residents at Heatherton are pretty fortunate to have such unique landscaping available to them year-round, and it is just a symbol of how the community is extraordinary all in itself. If this sounds like the kind of community you’d be interested in, you should visit Heatherton because it’s an intimate community in which fewer than 100 buyers will have the privilege of calling home.