Rain in our forecast all day long. It is lovely as it falls on the roof, especially on our back sunporch. The leaves we blew into tall piles on Wednesday have already started to “settle.” I am amazed how little wind there is here in North Carolina. In Oklahoma, all these leaves would’ve probably already blown away. Here, they patiently wait for us to bag them up and send them to the dump.
Our dogs love to look out the front storm door, and into the backyard through the sunporch glass. The continual activity of our neighborhood squirrels make the world outside our house seem like an amazing zoo of interesting activity.
We continue to recover from the trauma of our cross-country move last summer. I am thankful to be still, to not have anywhere to go today.(Except the gym with our USAFA-application motivated daughter!)
I am thankful to have a warm cup of coffee in my hand, a sleeping bag for my blanket, and my amazing life partner at my side. And two loving golden retrievers who lie, occasionally, at my feet.
Rachel, since you’ve been very interested in the Loch Ness monster lately I thought you would like this article. It is about a very large “oarfish” which was discovered dead off the coast of California. The article explains fish like this might be some of the reasons we hear stories about giant sea serpents in the ocean.
My dad and I were just eating French toast in the kitchen when I saw a slug on our window! I knew it was a slug because it had no shell. I thought it was pretty gross at first. But then we did research and found out that it was a Dark face arion slug. We took pictures of it and now I am writing a post about it!
Today we worked in our flower and vegetable beds in our front and backyard. Among other things, we planted some pumpkin seeds. We’re not sure if we’ll get any pumpkins (or cantaloupes, or ears of corn) but we’re going to give it a shot! Later this month we’re going to plant some tomatoes too. Here are a few photos from today’s inaugural planting, along with a short video narrated by Rachel. I’m thinking these photos will make a great narrated slideshow if we keep taking pictures as the plants grow in upcoming weeks.
Last night we visited Slippery Falls Scout Ranch for the closing campfire of Alexander’s first summer scout camp. On the way down to the campfire ring, Rachel spied this small, baby frog which her brother picked up and mommy later held.