Tuesday, June 10, 2014


This past weekend was for...

... more live music and friends at the Tiki Bar.

... a much longer than intended walk on a newly opened trail. I didn't want to miss out on seeing any of it, so I ended up walking 2.5 hours non-stop. Much of it was in full sun and I hadn't thought to bring water (oops). Well, I thought about it, but I hate carrying anything while I walk, and I usually only wear a backpack when mountain climbing. I may need to come up with another option because I was desperately thirsty by the time I got back to my car.

... checking off the last item (sweeping and mopping the camper floors) from the clean-the-camper list in anticipation of our upcoming long weekend in the mountains. I can't wait. There will be hiking and campfires and s'mores and homemade wine.

... a visit with my sister and nephew the day after their family returned from France. Both she and my brother-in-law are wonderful photographers and I can't get enough of their pictures. I wonder how many thousands they took between the two of them on this trip...

... finishing The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers and starting Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (which I already LOVE).

... admiring the peonies in full bloom in my yard. These ones are not a variety with fabulous scent, so some day I hope to acquire other varieties that invite burying my nose deep in the petals.

You can just glimpse the lake through the shrubbery on the right side of the picture.

On the final leg of its journey from France.

One of my most favorite flower varieties.

Linking up with Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise.


karen said...

While walking I do not carry much but on vacation I was worried about being thirsty so I carried a water bottle (completely unnecessary.) I love your blue skies and I do see the water through the bushes!! Lovely :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend, wish I were there!

That new trail looks awfully STRAIGHT and strange. Did they somehow remove the magic from the place or what? I'm curious to see it!