June included three driveways, one independent campground (a KOA), and four state parks, three of them in Ohio, one in Michigan. Three states, too — Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan.
Lots of family time, including three different birthday celebrations. Some of it with family where the relationships require multiple hyphens and lots of apostrophes. (I.e, my sister-in-law’s sister’s husband baked some nice gluten-free bread for one celebration; my stepmother’s stepdaughter’s son was a fun conversationalist at another; I very much enjoyed meeting my stepsister’s daughter-in law; and so on.)
But plenty of quieter family time, too: walks with my niece and my aunt; video games with my nephew; gluten-free, healthy lunches with my brother; baking conversations with my SIL.
My favorite campground was definitely Maumee Bay — a beautiful place. But my favorite place to be was definitely my brother’s garden house. I went to sleep Saturday night admiring the sparkle of fireflies against the silhouetted trees, and woke up grateful to be here.
And yes, the blueberries are ripe and delicious!
Kyla Bendt said:
The blueberries look so good!
We don’t have fireflies out here. I must have been 20-something before I actually saw any in person during what felt to be a particularly magic evening at an Oklahoma state park. I was not even sure what they were at first. I’ve seen them a few times sense, but they always seem extra magical to me since they’ve been such a rare thing in my life.
For me, they’re very much a thing of my childhood. We don’t have them in Florida, didn’t have them in California, and that’s where I’ve been most summers as an adult. I love them, though. They make summer nights feel like magic.
Judy, Judy, Judy said:
I’m glad you are happy back with your blueberries and your good place to write. Sounds like Z will be happier too.
I hope so! The antibiotics are a mixed blessing — I’m hoping they’re working but she’s even pickier than usual, probably because they upset her stomach. But my brother and SIL are helping me spoil her with treats, so that’s good for her. 🙂
Carol Westover said:
Thanks for the photo of the blueberries! I had to laugh — thinking of you at your brother’s home and knowing those blueberries had your name all over them! LOL Happy times, for sure.