In our house, we generally make a pretty big deal about the changing of the seasons--we change our nature table, find/write a new mealtime blessing, and try to do something special out in the world. Sadly, we spent the actual day of Summer Solstice with fevers of 103, watching movies and eating popsicles. So let's all pretend that today was actually the first day of summer, shall we? Good then.
We had an absolutely splendid day today at the beach--with an ocean breeze, summer sun, and lots of sand. This is truly my favorite time of year, and the only few months that I'm sure of our decision to live in Maine--heading to the beach a couple times a week sure isn't too shabby, and it certainly makes up for the months and months of snow we see. The boys and I spent a few wonderful hours building sand castles, playing in the waves, and running around with seaweed in our hair (no kidding). Blissful. Some images from the day:
Happy Summer to all (or atleast those of us having Summer right now!) Blessed be!