Summer is here – aaaaaaaahhhhh, true love.  While it is not my favorite season, there is something so special about it.  I mean, can you really enjoy a picnic and homemade ice cream in January or even October???  My man and I went to a summer birthday party picnic at mom and dad’s this evening, and it truly was divine…

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…dad standing in his usual spot over the grill, spatula in hand, laughing and talking with the men; a warm, slightly humid evening that cools to jacket weather as the sun sets; friends and family, talking and laughing; an old table covered with a summer tablecloth and laden with food; grilled chicken, slightly charred around the edges; homemade potato salad; freshly picked poppies, red and perky; and ice cream – homemade – with cake and strawberries and chocolate…’twas larapin.  DSC09875

Summer, I love you so.  (As long as the homemade ice cream doesn’t run out.)

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