Last night the rain finally came although the amount wasn't nearly enough to make a substantial rise in the lower than usual pool level. This week's forecast is for more chances of rain. For the first time I heard the tree frogs last evening that live in the woods, truly a late sign of summer. The cicadas were late to sing this year as well but they are doing their thing sweetly harmonizing with the tree frogs. Any day now the acorns should be falling. Fingers crossed!
I fell down two delightful rabbit holes yesterday. First I looked for a watercolor book that was printed in 2002 and I wanted to own a copy after an eager flip through of a library copy. The internet is my tether to the world, I socialize, shop and consume news while I stay home as much as possible. The challenge is to balance all of them.
The other rabbit hole was looking for a state park or state forest where we could meet our daughter and son in law for a socially distant hike/walk and share a packed picnic during the week and not on a weekend. Of course this would be after the heat and humidity subside, I'm not crazy.
The reason I want it to be a PA state park is that I know for a fact that the facilities are opened (bathrooms are a necessity). County and local towns might not have their sites updated for covid information and I would be stressed out if the bathrooms were closed. It's a state of mind - if they are there and opened you'll never need one. If they are closed, well you'll be searching for one!
I've found a few places that we could meet. Just thinking and planning for something in the future was a beautiful way to spend the day. Just like Christmas Day, the planning and the anticipation is always better and oh the daydreaming!! Maybe September?
Speaking of daydreaming, I am nearing the end of the gradient shawl knitting. I keep thinking about what to work on next (probably the wedding shawl that is waiting for me). I will be thrilled to be finished with this project.
Our black-eyed susans had to be moved when they rejiggered the retaining wall and moved the fence. Even though these plants were stressed by the move they stilled blossomed. I am thankful, they might be my favorite flower.
In one week we have too much zucchini and tomatoes! What a delightful problem to have.
I have a daily planner where I record what I've accomplished (or where I wasted time...) and on the side bar of 'tasks' I've been writing down quotes. Sometimes I stumble upon them and sometimes I search for them - either way they are a breath of fresh air to stale thinking.