Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lammas 2009

Haystacks in Late Summer c.1891, Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Lammas marks the midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox. A festival of the summer harvest, it is often celebrated on August 1st.

We're observing Lammas by eating white corn from our friend Astrid's vegetable garden.

Wishing you a happy harvest time!



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12 comments:

Janet said...

I haven't had my coffee yet, I read it at first as Llama. Time for caffiene!! happy Lamma.

Michelle said...

Oh no! Summer is half gone already?

Fred Hoffman said...

Lammas is also referred to as "loaf-mass" day. And I heartily endorse any holiday that promotes mass loafing! I'm going back to bed.

Daffodil Planter said...

Janet, We've got a lot of llamas here in Nevada County and, from time to time, lamas too

Michelle, Whoosh!

Welcome Fred! But I guess you aren't awake to read this.

AJ said...

The corn is...a little bit of heaven. I'm glad you could share it, Ms. and Mr. Daffodil Planter.

Astrid

Daffodil Planter said...

Astrid, Thank you! (sound of crunching)

mothernaturesgarden said...

My hubby is off to the farmer's market today. We will have something wonderful tonight. He likes to cook.

Daffodil Planter said...

Mother Nature, Lucky you!

Maranta said...

Though oblivious of Lammas, I can attest to a delicious soup in my crock-pot made entirely of vegetables from my parents' garden. I guess when you associate with other garden people, you end up celebrating whether you intend to or not!

Daffodil Planter said...

Maranta, And with the Seattle heat wave, you don't even have to plug in the crock-pot; just cover and wait four hours.

Wayne Stratz said...

interesting the things we have never heard of.. hope the corn was good. we have been eating more of it this summer.

Daffodil Planter said...

Wayne, The corn was perfection! What a wonderful corn year it has been.