Sunday, July 6, 2008
A wonderful weekend!
A really good day, lots of accomplishments and a great visit with cousin Motherbear! A warmer day yet, was so looking forward to visit with Laura, she brought wonderful gifts to share and gave me her collage inspired by me! "My Darling Doris" really a beautiful piece, I felt so honored when she created it and connected when it received honors at Naperville Art League. The extra day of the weekend gave me extra time to catch up with a few tasks, and leave me looking in new directions. Took a nice hike at Kee Wee Saw parks. So enjoy the trails. Snapped a picture of poison ivy in it's glory. Was the only shot I took, should have taken a few more, but busy watching along the paths. Down in the gullies, a prehistoric type creature swimming in backed up winter water, or was it spring fed? What was it? A salamander or frog tadpole? Will have to do a tiny bit of research. The waters were very dark with rotting leaves.
When passing the river with canoes and kayaks enjoying a holiday the water itself very brown and muddy and still not receding. High and fast, last weekend a young man lost his life swimming with friends in river undertows. Annual event, so sad, why do people forget the lives taken by the water. Back at home,Capt Destructo had invaded Laura's bag. Several items chewed, like camera strap and covered book. A naughty boy, feeling disappointed in his quest for constant discovery. A good sign, an intelligent pup, sorely overdue for training! Visited a little longer in cool pool waters, a much safer place to swim. Still after visit, got bushes trimmed back and front sidewalk cleaned up some. Picked ton of cherries and cleaned and pitted them. Will need to decide what to do with them or get them in the freezer for later needs. Exhausted now, drifting away, so good bye, farewell, so sad to see you go! Goodnight...
Poison Ivy all it's summer glory!