Did Hallmark decide that Father's Day should fall on the Summer Solstice?
Did card giving and gift giving usurp the ancient celebration, of the end of winter and the beginning of the summer season?
I suppose I could Google it and find out.
I can handle both celebrations although I have always found it strange that we needed a day to tell our mother's and father's how we felt about them.
To me it just seemed like another Hallmark holiday to put pressure on people to buy something, give something and hopefully meet expectations.
Today, marks the beginning of my Twenty Summers. Day one. It's warm, muggy, looks like it's going to rain but it was a great morning to take my camera and Murphy and see what was going on in the garden. I'm having so much fun with this camera. John played tennis this morning and then came home to continue working on the little kitchen area downstairs. I'll post a picture when he has the doors on the cupboards.
I am very fortunate to have such a handy, talented man around the house.
This little kitchen area is just wonderful. He's done everything, built the cabinets, tiled the walls and counter tops.
Our adult children have checked in with their Papa. Brownies are baking in the oven so the house smells wonderful.
Since today is the traditional day to harvest herbs for drying and storage I did cut some sage, parsley, oregano and some lavender. What had stems I bundled and I'll hang them to dry.
I posted an album of some of the photographs I took this morning. Enjoy.
Have a creative day. :)Bea