We welcomed Summer by picking a pint of raspberries, making a batch cookies, packing a picnic (complete with elderflower cordial, which I find tastes a bit like honeysuckle), and heading to the creek with friends for a few hours. Claire and a buddy explored their way up the creek for a long, long time. I sat in the sun and caught up with a friend and listened to the water bubble and gurgle it's way here and there.
Afterwards she and I enjoyed a simple meal on the deck, then lit a fire and roasted marshmallows. She ran around the yard chasing lightning bugs while I watched the bats zipping around, and we took a nice long look at the big full strawberry moon before turning in.