It’s week 25 and by this time next week this 52 week project will be half completed. Â I’ve had some setbacks as of the last two weeks which were impacting my ability to work with a clear mind, but I was able to put at least one photo together for this week’s “summer” themed post.
Summer is actually my favorite season. Â In fact, the glorious summers in Oregon completely make up for the rest of the year’s gloominess (pretty sure anyway). Â Someday I think I might like to be a snowbird and winter elsewhere…
This year on the first official day of summer, Miss Eva and I discovered a fantastic lake about a mile from our house. Â It’s in a desirable neighborhood that was planned in the 50’s so all of the flora surrounding the lake is fully mature and looks very natural. Â I assumed that we would stay for a half hour or so on our first visit, not realizing how amazing it was in advance, so we managed a 2 hour visit instead. Â With all of the baby ducks, goslings, and dragonflies galore, Eva has asked that we make this a weekly ritual. Â One thing we noticed was how many amazing varieties of dragonflies there were. Â In fact, I never knew that the Pacific NW offered so many varieties and colors. Â There was a particular all-red one that took a fancy to the little Miss and kept wanting to sit on her hand. Â So of course everyone who saw called her the dragonfly-whisperer. Â She said, “I think it understands how much I love animals and insects and just knows I’m safe.” Â Perhaps. =)
Next in the circle is the lovely Laurie Schultz from Cincinnati, Ohio. Â You can find her post about summer here: