If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere the official start of summer was June 20, the longest day of the year. Not coincidentally, this week and next kicks off many traditional summer festivals and events.
For this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge I ask you to share photos of your favorite SUMMER TRADITION.
Maybe it’s the first trip to the cottage. Or a double scoop of Moose track and Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream, in a waffle cone please. Maybe it’s fireworks over the lake. Or berry picking to make strawberry shortcake and rhubarb pie.
Here in Canada, the real start of summer is Canada Day on July 1st. It’s a long weekend, no matter what day of the week it falls on, with most people taking time off to go to the beach or cottage or just away.
In small towns it’s the week-end to have a parade followed by a community picnic and talent show.
Parties and crowded events are unlikely this year but summer’s still a time for relaxation and celebration. I may not be cooking for crowds but I’m going to enjoy the seasonal fruits and veggies from local farms.
I look forward to seeing your photos of SUMMER TRADITIONS. Feel free to use your photo archives of summers past. If you are out and about, take some new pictures and tell me why these are favorites.
Remember to include a link to this post and a comment below, so that I and others can find your response.
As well, a reminder that every month, we will feature one guest post on the Friendly Friday Challenge. If you’re interested in writing an article for a future spot, please contact Amanda or me directly.
This week’s challenge for SUMMER TRADITIONS goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.
Until then … I’ll see you in pictures! – Sandy
Toronto, Canada. June 2020