Summer days certainly fly by! It feels as if I'm standing still in a cyclone of activity all around me. Still, I'm finding a few minutes each day to just enjoy the summer by admiring my roses, watching the sunset, sitting on the patio and looking at how much more work needs to be done on the garden, etc. You'll notice that I do not mention needles and thread as we haven't seen much of each other over the last little while. I hope this changes soon.
Last weekend our family took our trailer to Camp Wooten to join many of our church members for a time of fellowship and fun. It's a great camp snuggled next to the Tucannon River in the nearby Blue Mountains. A short drive (by western standards) to a different world. The streams were loaded with tadpoles and tiny frogs and toads for all the small boys to catch and admire. Donnie Lake is home to many small snakes providing a challenge for the same boys to catch and handle. Watching these boys discovering Nature's wonders was probably the most enjoyable thing about the weekend for me. :D
DH and I spent some time away driving the primitive roads and finding a few geocaches. The scenery was spectacular.
On Monday DH and I witness the swearing in of our dsil into the Kennewick Police Department. He's now at the academy until mid-December. It's a big career change for him from software engineering, but his heart has always been in law enforcement.
Now and then I've coerced my boys into lending me a hand with the gardens. This west end of the back garden is slowly being double-dug, removing the rocks and roots and adding bag after bag of steer manure.
Earlier in the season I dug out the very front part, then planted two little rose bushes and some annuals. I really need to get the rest finished, about to the hose stand as I have three more roses to plant. It's a lot of hard work and I suppose I could rent some equipment, but I have three teenage boys! Those newly forming muscles need to be worked!
But the garden will have to wait a few days now as we're loading up the trailer again and heading out for the beach tonight. Leaving the high 90s temperatures for 60 degrees is always a shock to my system, but I love it - as long as I have my sweaters!