Saturday, July 26, 2008

Take your pick!

We are smack dab in the middle summer up here in Minnesota; the days are hot and humid and the nights about twenty degrees less. By day I am now able to get in a longer walk (hooray for me and the 18 months it has taken me to get to 45 minutes from that first feeble waddle up the street!) but have to start earlier to avoid the heat and by night a late night swim at the pool in our complex helps. We ride the motorcycle in the evenings to cool off too; my favorite activity. We always see some wildlife along the lakes: deer, woodchucks, chipmunks and usually two pair of mute swans mixed with cormorants and ducks on Sucker Lake. This morning we stopped to watch nine visiting pelicans literally dredging up the fish along the edge of the mossy water. These guys are mostly wings and Jimmy Durante noses beaks with a face only a mother could love. . .or as Garrison Keillor would say, 'a face made for radio.'
In my travels, I've noted some great blogs and wanted to share the love.

__If you are a cat person, stop by Anne's Food. Every day she posts elegant and fun food info from Sweden, but one day on the weekend is devoted to her cats. Now she has two new kittens that really shouldn't be missed. Trust me!

__Visit ReaderWil from her interesting vantage point of being born in the Netherlands and spending some part of her life as a p.o.w. during World War II. Back home now she writes and takes photos of the world she travels and of l.i.f.e. Not to be missed!

__A trip back to kinder, gentler times at the Button Willow Chronicles, full of inspiring quotes, timely photos, lovely illustrations. Like taking the afternoon off for tea with friends.

__As her blog title implies, 37 Days : what would you be doing today if you only had 37 days to live? Not dreary stuff here, but a colorful, funny, collective of living with a capital L.

And so it goes. . .here's to a happy weekend, happy blogging, happy shooting and happy summer!


Queen-Size funny bone said...

I'd like to go back to the time of Anne of green gables or Little house on the prarie.

Granny Smith said...

That photo is perfection. I love reading your blog, its recommendation, links and daily happenings and sightings. I lurk there every day whether or not I leave a comment. So now you know: that's me you feel hanging over your shoulder!

Inland Empire Girl said...

Are you cosmos blooming? Mine are just overheated I guess. lol

Inland Empire Girl said...

i meant your cosmos.

Julie said...

I'm sorry it's so humid there. It usually is pretty dry here. It has been hot, to be sure, but not in the high 90s or hundreds. I get physically ill when it gets to be over 95 degrees and 95 percent, so I'm glad that doesn't happen often.

Sending some dry ND air your way.

Marianne said...

I've been reading 37 days for quite some time now, since you told me about it, love it!
Enjoyed your family holiday photos e normal mousely :^)