A time when the fireworks Mother Nature fills the sky with can be at least as beautiful and the man made ones that mark the 4th of July, and a whole lot more frightening.
Currants, with their rich fragrance, much better than their flavor, are almost done now, they got an early start because of the mild winter. I once added currants to the mead I made from surplus honey given to us, it was tasty and powerful. This moon is also called the Mead Moon. With the ripening of blueberries and raspberries during this month it is now wonder it is sometimes called the Berry Moon. The long hours of picking and watching the clouds overhead, thinking as you avoid thorns and sometimes bees, a contemplation, meditation, watching for shapes in the clouds and of course sampling the sweetness of ripe berries.
It really is true, you can hear the corn growing, those eerie pops, and snaps, zips and rustles one hears as the "knee high by the 4th of July" stalks try to reach their full height, a wondrous thing that during the Moon, when some called the full moon the Ripening corn Moon.