317: The goldenrod is bloomingPosted: August 6, 2011
There is a patch of goldenrod in the timothy grass meadow that decided to bloom today. I’m not sure if that is early or not for the goldenrod as I’ve never really paid attention in the past. Next year I’ll have a date to compare it to. The yellow looks very pretty out there amongst the greens and purples.
If you look carefully at today’s view of the pond, you will see people out there boating and fishing. M’s family (his sister, brother, and his brother’s wife) arrived safe and sound yesterday afternoon. We’ve been catching up, although it hasn’t been all that long since we last saw them. At least this is a happier occasion.
M’s sister and I went for a bike ride early this morning. She’s an experienced cyclist, having gone on many long bike rides for fun and for charity. We set out to do the 6-mile loop of the neighborhood, but I missed a turned somewhere and we ended up taking the long road home. We got in a grand total of 8.8 miles in 52 minutes. It was a nice ride. C gave me a few tips and hints on how to make the riding a little easier.
We had a blueberry pancake breakfast when we returned. Then everyone went out to the pond to fish, to pedal around in the pedal boat, or (in my case) to take a walk. It’s hot as the dickens out there today. Extremely humid as well. Rumor has it we’ll be having a cool down next week. I’m not sure I believe it. It’s like this every August. The weather people put a cool down somewhere in the future, such as “we’ll have 72 degrees for a high on Tuesday.” By Monday the forecast is “86 degrees tomorrow, but we’ll be cooling down to 72 degrees for a high on Saturday.” Yeah. Right. It’ll probably be well into September before we see highs that low.
I should get back to socializing with my family. Thanks for dropping by the Bogs today. I hope your weekend is going as well as mine. 🙂