And it's the first day of summer! The weather is finally catching up to us. Our lovely 80-some degree temps are rising into the 90s now, although we've yet to experience any days that compare to the horrible record-setting highs of the previous two years. (Crossing fingers!) The girls and I are seeing a children's theatre production of Cinderella today, and I start my final weekend of Shakespeare tonight. I hope to fit in some Midsummer loveliness all weekend long.
As promised, here are some photos from last weekend's trip to Lindsborg - Little Sweden, U.S.A.! Their annual Scandinavian-style Midsummer Festival was Saturday. It was a rainy morning, and I didn't take as many pictures as I normally do. It was a morning of Swedish pancakes, Blomkrans (flower wreaths), dala horse sightings, and folk dance-watching. After lunch, however, the sun came out and I took the girls to nearby Coronado Heights, a Works Progress Administration-era state park. (See more about Coronado Heights here.) I took pictures of some beautiful summer-hued views: golden fields, green trees, and flowers. Lots of butterflies and ladybugs, too!
|Happy Times in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren,illustrated by Ilon Wikland.|
|Alas, the limo was not our ride.|
Happy Midsummer/Solstice/First Day of Summer to every one of my readers above the equator! And a Happy First Day of Winter to my readers below the equator. (Deep down, I'm jealous - I'm such a winter gal myself.)
And a Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!