On the Summer Solstice

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Our hedge of cosmos is looking particularly sunny, even though we have just a little in-and-out stormy cloud cover.

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The mulberry tree is making a regular handful of berries a day...which I'm using to make mulberry gin.  (More about that later, I promise!)  I also had my first summer raspberry this morning.  After letting the Kid carefully examine it, I popped it into my mouth straight from the vine...mmmm.

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A little idea that I came up with a few weeks ago that I was particularly delighted with and is very summery--a wee "clothespin bouquet".  These are herbs (for heavenly sniffing pleasure), but some sturdy, non-wilty flowers would work too.  If I had more time, I would have added cute tags.