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Boats. Floating leaves. Rain showers. The plain cedar frame around the brazier is patterned with cutouts of reeds; a fresh breeze flows through the openings in the fragrant wood. Food for the dawn gathering is served in cut-glass dishes or dampened pottery. Dew settles on the black lacquer box for the sweets. Flowers in loosely woven baskets are still wet from the dawn.

Summer Foods:
Baby green beans, zucchini, squashes, squash blossoms, okra, Jerusalem artichokes, peppers, tomatoes, corn, avocados, jicama, fava beans, new potatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, okra, sage blossoms, lemon verbena, basil, arugula. Blueberries, raspberries, nectarines, figs, heirloom melons. Wild rice. Tart red miso. Salmon, tuna, halibut, rockfish, sea bass.

Flowers for the tearoom:
Columbine, evening primrose, ballon flower, dianthus (pinks), yarrow, bush clover, poppy, pine cricket grass, hydrangea, iris, larkspur, poppy, veronica, bachelor buttons, patirnia, Chinese meadow rue, rose of Sharon.

cool moss
mountain streams
pure water
dense forest
cottage overgrown with long grasses
pine breezes
evening shower
water flowing through moss
singing frogs
deep shade under trees

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