St. John’s Eve

Tuesday just passed (23rd of June) was St. John’s Eve: Bonfire Night in this part of the country… wpid-img_20150623_211901.jpg

Toasted marshmallows and baked potatoes were on the menu, as was carving the ends of long willows to hold the marshmallows while toasting, and a bit of plein air drawing! wpid-img_20150623_213812.jpg
We sat out until late, in the warm, still evening, smelling of woodsmoke when we eventually put the small ones to bed. The three older boys stayed out; we could hear the low hum of boy-voices and laughter until almost midnight.

Ah, sweet summer!