There is nothing like the holiday season for connecting and reconnecting us to all kinds of traditions. Everywhere I look there are reminders of past holidays and evolving seasonal activities.
These are two of my most favorite Christmas tree ornaments. When my best friend from high school and I moved to Washington, DC, after college, we bought these ornaments for the first tree we set up as adults in our own space.
The amount of thunder showers we are getting this summer seems a might bit excessive, wouldn’t you say? At our house, we have already sung, “rain, rain, go away,” until we are blue in the face.
Ah well, I guess, when life gives you thunder storms the best thing to do is to make thunder cake.
Are you familiar with Patricia Polacco?
I hope you are. I have been in love with her beautiful, funny, moving, and meaningful books for years. My all time favorite is The Bee Tree in which a little girl, with the help of her grandfather and some bees, learns that the “adventure, knowledge, and wisdom of books”….” is as sweet as the honey from a bee tree.”
But that is a blog for another day!