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4.  Eating flowers every night.

Nasturtiums add such peppery zip to our salads, but really it’s the color that I love.  And, well, the delicacy of it.  It feels so fresh and fancy to be eating flowers.  We have lots of other lovely flowering edibles abounding in our yard as well… violets, rose petals, herb blossoms.  Our salads can be a confetti of color.  Oh, the abundance of summer!  Not only do we have all those delicious greens, leafy and ready for our consumption, but we can decorate them.  With flowers.  Yes.  Oh, yes.

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2. Overflowing window boxes.  Climbing up, spilling over the sides, a variety of color and texture, flowers and foliage.  I like to cram them full and admire the overflow all summer long.

3.  Ice cream.  Obviously.  And even better when eaten at our favorite farm.

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…taking inspiration from SouleMama in celebrating {this moment}.    There are no words to this Friday ritual.  Just a sweet and simple moment from the week to remember, cherish and absorb just a little bit longer.

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It is such a joy to plant my window boxes each spring.  A new combination of colors and textures, petals and leaves every year.  This year yellow violas, muscari and lilac-colored osteomums hopped very willingly into my boxes.  Come summer when the violas are growing leggy from the heat and the muscari have gone their merry way, I’ll leave the mums (which should be happy as little clams all summer long) and add some fresh new faces.  For now, I’m appreciating the springy-ness of everything and loving the heck out of these beautiful and bursting little boxes.

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