Midsummer Celebration

Today is June 21st, in France on that day, we celebrate music and free concerts take place in towns all across the country. June 21st is also the summer solstice, longest day of the year, also called midsummer and particularly celebrated in Sweden. 

When I lived in Iceland it was a very special day for me because out of all the very short to non existent summer nights, that one was the shortest. I would often go to the shore and watch the sun descend and rise again on the horizon, barely disappearing. 

I did a little bit of research and often the summer solstice is celebrated as the end of the seeding season and the beginning of the harvesting season. It's a way to be grateful for what nature gives us and hope for fertility and a good harvest. So we thought it would be nice to have a little celebration of our own with a lot of wild flowers, food from our garden and a camp fire.