We celebrated summer solstice late but very happily.
We made sun cookies with edible flowers from our garden. We used rosemary, chopped fine and put into the dough, pansies, california poppies, roses, lavendar on top of glaze colored with turmeric. Next year I hope some of our newly planted garden spaces will have even more edible flowers to use. We all enjoyed this so much that I definitely think we’ll be doing it again. Mmm.
All four of us ventured into the canyon for a flower spotting hike. We cooled our feet in the creek and explored and smelled and spotted beautiful wildflowers.
We created flower crowns and pretended we were fairies,
and we played Firefly the boardgame which Gavin deemed appropriate because the solstice is about the sun and the planets and space. We thought it was a great idea!
We read the summer story from the Brambly Hedge collection by Jill Barklem at bedtime.
It was a beautiful, delicious day.