297: Sunday SignagePosted: July 17, 2011
I almost forgot to post today! Yikes. The past two days have been incredibly relaxing, with nothing on my schedule. I do a better job of keeping track of my blog posts when I’m busy, it seems.
The photo was taken at Idlewild when we were there on July 9th with our granddaughters and their parents. A fun time was had by all. If you ever happen to be in the Pittsburgh area with small children accompanying you, Idlewild is a great place to take them. They have a lot of rides that are just right for a 6 year old and a 2 year old. You can even ride a trolley through Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. I wonder if children in the future will even know who Mr. Rogers was. In addition, the park has been around since the 1800s and is well shaded by some magnificent trees.
It’s hot here in the Bogs today. Hot and humid, a bad combination. I went out for my walk around the pond this morning, freeing up the afternoon to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals this afternoon. Exciting game, although I was sorry to see the U.S. lose.
M and I spent yesterday evening out on the pond, pedaling around and enjoying the breeze. We probably won’t be doing that this evening as there is no breeze to speak of and it’s much too hot for me.
I know I promised you some photos from Towner’s Woods and the short hike I took into the woods. I’m a little confused as to where things are right now. My photos are scattered on two different computers and I’m still getting things organized. Maybe by next year I’ll be ready to post some photos from the past few weeks. Or at least know where to find them. In the meantime, I know where the photos from the past two days are located as I just uploaded them this afternoon.
We are badly in need of rain. It feels funny to say/write that after all the rain we had in the spring. The poor baby trees are having a rough time of it. Too much water in the spring. Too little water in the summer. I’m not sure some of them will make it, even with regular watering.
The pond and creek levels are way down. The frogs don’t seem to mind that too much. The dragonflies appear to be loving it as well. Both are thriving out there. The ground is hard, even in spots that normally stay boggy for most of the year. Even in the woods the drought is being felt, and some of the plants back there are dying due to lack of water. The garden has to be watered pretty much daily now.
It’s been wonderful to have a couple of days with nothing on my schedule. The house is clean. The grass isn’t growing so there is no mowing that needs to be done. M and I have managed to get caught up on most of the daily stuff that goes on around here. We almost don’t know what to do with ourselves.
I’m kidding, of course. There are plenty of things I can do. Read a book. Sort through photos. Play with photos. Find new recipes to help us eat all the wonderful veggies we brought home from the CSA this week. Sit and meditate. Or just sit and relax.
I like the last idea best. I’m going to grab the book I’m currently reading, pour a nice, cold something to drink, and go sit in the shade of the umbrella on the deck. I might read. Or I might just sit there and relax for a while.