Weekend Coffee Share – Glad Midsommar – Happy Summer Solstice!

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Welcome to another coffee on the porch. There is regular hot coffee in the French press (very strong,) ice tea and ice coffee. What would you like? It’s 75 and sunny today, and 45% humidity, and a light breeze. It is a beautiful Midsummer’s Eve. This is usually one of the biggest days of celebration, if not THE biggest celebration of the year in Sweden. Some people are celebrating almost like if there was no virus, others are more careful. We choose to celebrate at home by ourselves.  Here is a kid friendly video about some Midsummer traditions (not my video.)

Since this is the first time my daughter experience this holiday I talked her through the meaning of this celebration of life, and showed her how to make flower wreaths. The making of flower wreaths is a traditional part of celebration. Our place is full of flowers and we picked all the flowers we needed for a wreath in no time. 

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Can I get you a refill on that coffee? How is your week so far? Are you working? In self quarantine? Or maybe you have started your vacation just like me? I have to say its been a very relaxing week here. I have worked outside around three hours most mornings, clearing up the property and gardening. I’ve done this while my daughter is still asleep. The rest of the days have been spent relaxing, talking, drinking coffee, experimenting in the kitchen, reading, looking at old homesteads online, playing cards/chess, eating ice cream and playing with my camera. I’ve done all this while enjoying time with my daughter. I mostly let her set the pace. I’ve noticed that tine off have already done her a lot of good. She is more centred and relaxed. It’s been a tough semester for her. Speaking of reading, I reached my goal of reading 70 books this year yesterday. I didn’t know that we were going to spend so much time at home when I set that goal back in January. Lately I’ve been reading Icelandic Sagas, an interesting mix between history, folklore, legends and fantasy.

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How is this season treating you? I hope you get to enjoy some nice weather. Have a fabulous weekend!

Love,

Maria

32 Comments on “Weekend Coffee Share – Glad Midsommar – Happy Summer Solstice!

  1. A wonderful holiday, celebrating the height of nature’s cycle. The birds are certainly celebrating! 🙂 Floral wreaths are a delightful tradition and yours is lovely. Glad Midsommar!

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  2. Lovely traditions and lovely flowers. Glad you are enjoying some good weather. We are in the midst of some storms here. Hopefully they will pass. The yard always smells so wonderful after a summer rain. Enjoy your week.

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    • Thank you Nancy! How I love some summer rain. That is just the, most wonderful feeling and scent ever. I hope they are revitalising and not destructing storms you are experiencing. Have a wonderful new week.

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  3. Hi Maria, What a lovely tradition and wreath that you made with your daughter! We have similar plants and flowers that you show in your photos. Well done with your reading, too. I’ve had a very good week. Weather has been beautiful this June where I live. On summer solstice, it was sunny and reached 30C (86F). Enjoy your weekend and summer time!

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    • Thank you Natalie 🙂 From your photos I can tell that we live in a similar climate zone. We are expecting a high of 32C a couple days next week. I like it better like we had it today around 24C. 20-24C is more normal for the area. Maybe things are changing with climate changes? Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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