I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. – L.M. Montgomery
I’m so happy to welcome my favorite month! The sun is shining, the days are long, it’s warm, the peonies are in bloom. What’s not to love? ❤️
So far my June is off to a good start. My favorite lunch (tacos, of course) with my favorite guy. Then a nice walk on the Monon Trail and ice cream. I adore ice cream, but don’t eat it often anymore. As a child growing up, we had ice cream every night in the summertime as a bedtime snack. And none of us we the least bit fat. Actually, my older sister and I were skinny as a rail. We always had dinner (or as my parents call it, supper) very early. 5:00 p.m. So by bedtime, I was ready for my nightly ice cream. Sometimes my best friend and I would pick some of the wild strawberries that grew in the woods by my house and we’d put that those on the ice cream. No store bought berries taste like those.
Now I like to go to the farmer’s market and find “real”‘berries. The first crop of this year is going into some homemade strawberry sorbet. I’m going to top it with a balsamic reduction. The tart and the sweet together is perfect.
It’s time to get out my annual June read, Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
“Don’t wish me happiness
I don’t expect to be happy all the time…
It’s gotton beyond that somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.
I will need them all.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea