Tomorrow evening we will have lavender tea and fresh mint cookies. Watch for the fae and leave them some giftees of thimble cookies and new houses and sparklies in the garden on the north side of the house.
So traditionally, Shelley, the grands and I clean up the garden and make sure all is at the ready for the festivities. Pruning back the huge crop of volunteer sunflowers and hollyhocks. Pulling the grass that insists on making it a meadow instead of a garden. And just making sure it all looks lovely for our summer party. The adult turtles were interested in us cleaning and watering and came to pay their respects......just in case we brought cantaloupe, apples, grapes or dog food. We have a respectable gathering of older ones and 2 of the three triples we showed you last year showed up for a feed as well.
Shelley is the chief weeder now as my knees have gone on hiatus and as she was giving an attitude adjustment to an unruly hollyhock, she happened across a baby turtle at the very base of the plant. We all squealed with delight at how tiny and miraculous he/she is with it's egg beak still intact. This young one probably hatched a month or so ago. Her name will of course be Holly, or his name will be Hocker.
Faery on dear ones and happy mid-summer, Litha, Summer Solstice. XOXOXO