Monday, June 23, 2014

Celebrating Summer Solstice






Marking the seasonal changes has always been important to me, and becoming a mother has only intensified that importance. There is something to be said for letting the rhythm of Mother Earth guide us, to surrender to her cycle, connect more deeply to it, and allow it to create traditions for our family.

This weekend we celebrated summer solstice by welcoming friends into our home. Kids played and adults sprawled on the grass chatting. The big, beautiful sun brewed our herbal tea, a fire was started, gratitude was shared, a potluck was enjoyed, and apples were roasted.

It was a simple way to celebrate, and in many ways, the perfect way to welcome summer.

How was your weekend?

Joining Karen

26 comments:

  1. "There is something to be said for letting the rhythm of Mother Earth guide us, to surrender to her cycle, connect more deeply to it, and allow it to create traditions for our family."....You are so right Kim. I find when I follow this way of living I feel centered, but when I fight the season, wanting it to be something else, I am off.
    Enjoy a beautiful Monday.

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    1. I totally agree Tracey. Hope you had a lovely day.

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  2. As a swede, this is one of the most important days of the year, the midsummer celebration. We celebrated with friends, played some games of "brännboll" enjoyed a meal, put together from things everyone brought and then we finished with a fire!

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  3. I've already shared the trials of my week-en with you so I'll spare your readers. LOL!
    I'm so happy you had such a lovely time. Your yard is so gorgeous. How can you be anything else BUT inspired by the seasons.

    Happy summer to you an yours my dear. xo

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  4. look at that yard of yours. the green just melts my heart. that is such a gorgeous space. I may have to pintrest it.
    XO

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    1. I have to admit, I love it :) And please do, thanks. xo

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  5. It sounds fantastic! And I love that sun banner. Wonderful!

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  6. Everything looks lush in your garden. I like slowly easing into summer with simple events. Love the photo of the herbal tea!

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    1. Thank you, so far it is all growing well. Fingers crossed. Wish I could share some of that tea with you, it is so delicious.

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  7. What a perfect way to celebrate!!! Beautiful, summery photos!!

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  8. Your garden is looking wonderful, what a great place to celebrate. We had a much too busy weekend, but everything stopped in time for a long afternoon and early evening at the river yesterday.

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    1. Thank you. And that is the perfect reason to stop...your river is so very lovely. I know how much all of you enjoyed it :)

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  9. Love everything about this post! What a gorgeous way to celebrate the turn of the season.

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    1. Thanks Heather. It was really lovely and felt so right for us and where we are in our life right now.

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  10. What an absolutely perfect way to welcome summer! Oh, how I wish we could have been there to celebrate with you! I do so love that banner and may just have to make one for next Summer Solstice (though I suppose it would be able to be used during Winter Solstice as well too)! Happy Summer Solstice, dear friend! xo

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    1. Thanks Shel, it really was perfect! I wish you could have been here too, maybe next year???

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  11. There is so much to love about this post. The photos are so lovely, the sun banner, the get together, your home, We may have to start a Summer Solstice get together tradition of our own. Be well.

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  12. Awesome! It is such a beautiful time of year! Love to you and your family Kim! :)

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    1. Thank you Tiffany, right back at you and yours :) xo

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  13. This looks like the perfect way to celebrate the solstice!

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