We ushered in our summer with a busy weekend that was full of sun. After several days (weeks?) of rain, it was much needed sunshine–at least, it was much needed by me.
We celebrated the solstice on Friday evening at our Unitarian-Univeralist church, caught a puppet show on Saturday morning at the library (highly recommend catching one of the many performances of Molly and the Magic Boot this summer; my daughter is still singing the “hootenanny” song–though perhaps that’s not a selling point. . .), and joined ten thousand other music fans for Rock the Garden on Saturday night.
While Matt and Kim stole the show for me (even though I was not previously familiar with them), Best Coast deserves a mention for singing “Why would you live anywhere else?” Of course, they were referencing California, but on the first day of a Minnesota summer, there is no better place to be. Why would you live anywhere else right now?
Our summer has just begun, of course. In the weeks to come we will be camping, swimming, grilling, and more. What will your summer bring?
If you need some inspiration, try a picture book: Summer Wonders by Bob Raczka is a good place to start. It celebrates summer with simplicity and ice pops. What more could you want?
Perhaps at the end of the summer we will be able to make our own book of wonders.