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Thursday, June 2

simple joys for June...

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words
in the English language”
-Henry James
Dancing butterflies, the flash of a hummingbird, the low hum of buzzing bees are all signs that the earth has warmed, and is ready for Summer.

...it's time for the enchantment of twinkling fireflies
(or lightning bugs as they are also called.) Kids both big and little like chasing them around the yard (remember when you were a kid?), What magical fun!

...June is the month of strawberries! If you don't have your own berry patch, find a U-Pick strawberry field...what a terrific way to spend an afternoon! Then, it's time for strawberry shortcake,
ice cream, or berries dipped in melted chocolate.

...Bubbles are fun for kids of all ages, and it's oh-so easy to make homemade bubble liquid. Gently stir together: 6-cups hot water, 1/2-cup corn syrup, 1-cup clear dishwashing liquid. Have fun!

...create a secret garden in a corner of the yard, or make a fairy garden. Summertime is all about magic.

...Remember that June 21 is the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year, so enjoy it! Have a picnic, cookout, sleep under the stars, or go to the park. Play games, light sparklers, let the kids put on a play or tell jokes. As it gets dark, hang a sheet and enjoy puppet shows...sweet memories in the making.

...when you plant a garden, save room for a pizza garden. Add basil, Roma tomatoes, green peppers, onions, hot peppers, any of your favorites!

...wear a straw hat, have a water fight, pitch a tent, visit the farmers' market, shop a flea market, nap in the shade.

Enjoy the Good Old Summertime!

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