Lazy summer days are in effect around here. There’s been lots of ice cream eating, hanging out under the apple tree, family time, trying to eat all the lettuce that we seem to have growing, reading lots of library books, and just in general soaking up summertime. This post is a sort of an eclectic bit of randomness, comprised of summertime goodness!
In the last week we have enjoyed some good food-
enjoyed the outdoors, including blueberries from our garden and nature hikes –
read some books, made a crown, and went to the local art fair.
One thing I love about summer are the fireflies. I get so excited whenever I see a twinkle in the dark, with an answering call. It’s even better when you can stand and just see little lights popping up all over, tiny little beacons of hope, as far as you can see. I was super excited to read last year about a phenomenon of synchronous fireflies! It only happens in certain areas at a certain time, and you have to get tickets in advance and all kinds of things – but I so want to go one day!!!
Sadly I have read that these guys are not as numerous anymore! If you are interested in learning how to help prevent them from disappearing, check out this page here. I love their lights in the dark, and would hate to have them disappear forever. They are just so summer to me. I also learned that they are not everywhere – do you have fireflies where you live? Do you call them fireflies, or lightning bugs?
Strawberry Rhubarb pie is another summer time staple for me – my uncle used to grow rhubarb and make us all sorts of rhubarb treats in the summer. Now I usually pick a pie up at the grocery when I go, but I still love it. I saw this article the other day though and I had to share! If you want to listen to the sick beats of rhubarb growing in the dark, click on the video below! How crazy is that! Lol.
I hope you are enjoying summer so far! Any summer favorites for you?