Summer table

by Bonnie Pockley

Today was all about setting up a summer table. While the kids slept in the stroller, Hame and I went down to the riverside and picked straw grass to make paper flowers for my summer bouquets. What we didn’t expect was to find wild garlic growing by the rushes and so we went home, not only with what we had been looking for, but with fresh garlic and little garlic flowers. After making and putting together the paper arrangements, we set the table for dinner. The twins ranged around on their wooden bee while we cooked; Pax being particularly angelic and Inca taking a great interest in the camera. As the last light streamed in through the window, we sat and ate – flowers aglow in the sun and the little flame from the candle, fragrant and filling the room.