Summer is awesome! I’ve been loving mine so far. I keep walking out in the backyard, and I feel like I’m in heaven. Everything is so pretty this year…the irises (of course), the dogwood, the weeping willows, the evergreens, the roses and lilies, and the grass. The evergreens have gone crazy putting out new growth. Maybe that deep freezing winter we had did some good. Ahhh!
A couple weeks ago, one of my college daughters came home for a visit. We had a lot of fun. We hiked up to Table Rock, which is about a two mile hike with 1,000 foot elevation gain. From the top of that flat butte, we could look off over the valley to an amazing view.
We also took a nice long bike ride along the greenbelt. We got up early and did it so we could beat the crowds, and it was beautiful (like always). Wildlife we saw as we rode were: squirrels, birds, and giraffes.
Yes, we passed the zoo, and the giraffes were out and we could see their cute necks and heads. I love seeing Giraffes in Boise without worrying about puddles hiding crocodiles (like in Africa).
Yes! Summer break is the BEST! I have done one or two twirls out in the yard, but more reading than twirling. But as heavenly as my yard looks…there are some hidden surprises that make me catch my breath at times. Snakes. They seem to love my yard as much as I do, and I’m okay with that as long as they eat their fair share of rodents and bugs and don’t trespass into my garage or home.
Ginger found a snake in the grass the other day and was sniffing it. It was kind of a medium long one, and I watched her to see what she would do. The snake held really still as Ginger gave it several curious sniffs. And then the reptile abruptly slithered off into the rocks and I thought Ginger would have a heart attack. She jumped (which is amazing for her lazy body) and I could tell she was flummoxed (I like that word).
Anyway, I digressed with the snakes. What I meant to post is about savoring summer (and I don’t know if I particularly savor snakes…but as long as they don’t rattle or bite me, and pretty much stay away from me…I’ll let them be; I do savor blooms, like this iris here. The color on this bunch wowed me–I didn’t even have to touch up the photo!).
How are you savoring your summer? Do you have fun vacations planned, or lots of chores and projects to finish up around your house? Go ahead, tell me and make me jealous. If you do, I’ll share the love and ship you one of my snakes. Just kidding. I’m not touching them with a 10-foot pole, or any size pole for that matter.