Fire at night

Yesterday, many more fish were caught, and some were eaten while others were released. I managed to walk along the lakeshore a bit and enjoyed identifying various plants and animals. For example, I saw another garter snake (maybe one of the same ones we already saw), as well as identified several plants, among them: TurkeyContinue reading “Fire at night”

Snakes, turtles, crawdads, and fish

Another peaceful day of vacation. The weather is perfect, although a bit windy. As far as I’m concerned, that is a-ok as it eliminates mosquitoes. I haven’t been well enough to go fishing yet, but others have gone out and caught a few, including a smallmouth bass that was cooked and eaten for supper. OneContinue reading “Snakes, turtles, crawdads, and fish”

A bit of gardening

Yesterday, I finally got around to doing a bit of gardening. Specifically, I cleaned out the flower boxes on our front deck railing and planted some nice annuals we had bought at a local nursery last week. The weather has been pretty hot and unfortunately the flowers, left in their original nursery pots, suffered asContinue reading “A bit of gardening”

A walk to remember

One of our children is going through intensely difficult anxiety and depression. Each day seems like a battle to keep suicidal thoughts at bay. A few days ago, we went on a walk together near our house, accompanied by one of our dogs. It was in the evening when the temperature was lower, and thereContinue reading “A walk to remember”