6.24.2016

longest day





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.





Welcome, Summer.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful, indeed welcome summer.

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    1. it is definitely here! we've had such hot and dry weather lately...... I keep watching the weather crossing fingers for rain!

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  2. Your cookies are so beautiful. What did you decorate with? I really love your blog and am always checking for an update. You are living the dream beautifully :)

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    1. thank you! I made a simple icing using powdered sugar and milk with a little lemon peel, then we topped them with herbs and flowers from the garden (fennel, calendula, chamomile, lavender, rosemary...). they were these cookies, altered a bit to make them gluten-free: https://gathervictoria.com/2016/06/10/sweet-magic-summer-solstice-honey-cookies/

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  3. Sounds like a great way to welcome summer!

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    1. indeed it was a fun and full day!

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  4. happy solstice a few days behind! loved seeing your celebration :)

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    1. thanks, Karen! hope summer is being good to you and yours :)

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