So much fun and so peaceful!
The short path to the river bank
Right now it is 82 degrees in the shade and perfect. You can hear the babbling of the river, the sounds of children's laughter and the birds are chirping and two monarch butterflies just fluttered by. I can barely remember the last time that I saw a butterfly.
This is the vision of summer that we long for in winter. It's one of those moments we always think we will enjoy in the summer and some years we never quite achieve it with all our busyness. It is relaxing and casual and for me the ultimate; an inspiring place to write.
The tranquility of nature, the joy of family and grandkids and the astonishing capability of electronics brings me to my epicenter out here with my new iPad. It seems so little and non-intrusive and gives my many thoughts a voice. I love it. Jim likes to keep track of all the places in the world he has run, or ridden his bike or camped out, for me it is the inspiring places I have written.
The big kid with all the kids!
Owie in his fishing/exploring hat!
This is so fun being able
to bring him out with us.
He is really growing up at five!
He looks like Henry Fonda in
"On Golden Pond!"
Jewelzy and Aynslee goofing around!
Zachary and Chloe had quite a bit of fun making
warts out of a tiny bag of pastel marshmallows that made
its way into the picnic basket.
Don't we all wish we could be this cute
with marshmallow warts all over our faces?
Hazie swinging on the big swing.
She makes it look tiny but it wasn't.
for these girl cousins and good friends.
Do you ever have these feelings? I wonder if it is just a manifestation of aging and/or extreme gratitude? Which ever, I like the way it is changing my life. It is never too late to learn to be and not just do.