Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Solstice 2013

Today is the summer solstice, and I am feeling extra-far from the Yukon. Usually, I would host a big, backyard party for all of our northern friends. It's been one of my favourite days of the year, because it is such a nice chance to reunite with friends after hibernating/surviving through the long, hard winters. We may not be in the Yukon anymore, but I am committed to celebrating the solstice with my family each year.

This last Yukon winter was a doozy, so I feel entitled to celebrate the warm summer Ottawa has to offer with even more fervour. My grama met my sister, the little girls and I at Proulx Farm this morning to pick strawberries under an appropriately bright sun. It was a fantastic morning spent among the rows of berries.

Goodness, I love rompers.

Most of these had bites out of them.
Abby sat with her great-grandma learning to discern which berries were ripe for picking. Hailey and Robin were thrilled to walk up and down the neatly laid-out rows, stopping every now and then to eat a berry. Their arms and legs were covered in juice. It was idyllic.

I feel really happy we got out to do this together. Memories were definitely made.

1 comment:

  1. Bahaha I love that you can see the bites taken out of the strawberries. Abby-you're awesome! That's how Mike does strawberry (and apple picking) too.


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