Sunday, June 05, 2011

a summer day in spring

I always like spring days working in the yard after a bone chilling winter. The warm sun on my back thaws not only the body but the psyche. But this year there was only a brief tornadic interlude between winter and summer and it's not even officially summer. It is hot.

The grand kids came down to spend Friday night with us. At their request I made fried chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner. I timed it so Dorothy would be home from work in time to make the gravy. She's the gravy expert. Then, Saturday morning it was pancakes to fortify us for the day ahead.

The little ones wanted to go to the creek so I called our friends Kathleen and Rick and asked if I could take them to their creek. They have a wonderful space for swimming and picnicking.

We drive down this highway a few miles.....


turn up this dirt road,.......

and into this gate.






I spent most of my time in the shade.








Marley and Jenna rode in the back of the truck until we got to the state highway and then they joined hunter and me in the front.

5 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Lovely!!! What great photos!!!!

lucylocket said...

A nice spot. It reminds me a little of my childhood days of summer.

Lorna said...

How idyllic that little trip looks---right down to the kids in the back of the truck.

Anonymous said...

Makes me homesick. Are the fire flies out yet?
Rachel

wally said...

We're expecting the fire flies any day now.