Jul 31 – Sep 20, 2021 Late Summer

Summer is a time of abundance and growth. This is a good season to push forward on progress towards goals.

Lammas

Lammas, or Lughnasadh, traditionally represented the first harvest of the season; folks would gather grains and bake bread. Symbols: wine, beer, bread, pears, berries, corn; wheat, cauldron, herbs, scythe, sunflowers.

Ideas for Lammas:

  • Bake bread
  • Make fruit preserves
  • Drink some beer or wine
  • Shop at the farmer’s market

Activities

  • Avoid downtown around PAX, maybe (early Sep)
  • Bake a fruit pie
  • Go berrypicking
  • Go camping and hiking
  • Go wine tasting
  • Grill some things!
  • Have a picnic
  • Have a reading weekend if/when the wildfire smoke is bad :(
  • Make ice cream
  • Make sangria
  • Make s’mores
  • Read some low-brow fiction
  • Rent a cabin
  • Shop at the farmer's market
  • Swim in the lake
  • Take a boat ride
  • Visit Alki Beach
  • Visit the Locks and Discovery Park
  • Watch the sunset

Events

Produce

  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupes
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chilis
  • Collard greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Green beans
  • Green onions
  • Huckleberries
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Marionberries
  • Mint
  • Nectarines
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Squash (summer)
  • Strawberries
  • Sunchokes
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini