Just in case you haven't been ticking off the days on the calendar, it is still spring. Perhaps that is why we have been experiencing “June gloom” off and on.
The summer solstice is on June 21. Just in case you are looking for something exciting to do and want to get out of town, there is a Solstice Day parade in Santa Barbara on Saturday, June 23.
I have been to this event several times and I've always enjoyed this colorful and fun parade of costumed people and even more multi-hued, quirky floats. It is a lively Santa Barbara original. I enjoy fantasy and always like to get into the spirit of things, so I've always worn a circle of flowers in my hair when attending the parade. It just seemed the right thing to do.
This is a good time to catch up on late-spring benefit parties, so here goes.