Life has been so nice lately. Before we took some time off from the lake to head home for a few days, there was more fun at the lake, and a lot more beauty too.
Isn't this one a charmer? She actually posed for me!
I love painting on the porch and looking out, seeing something like this!
Speaking of painting, I've done a bit lately.
I'm starting on Christmas cards...
Guess who inspired this one!
...and a few larger pieces including the squirrel I saw at the Ditch...
...and this owl from a trip a few years ago to the Berkshires.
We also had some visitors! These two are always welcome! (Yes, they had their masks -- you can see Kev's on his neck)
Alas, these two were too asleep to play!
Rick got our cottage sign hung up. This was a birthday gift two years ago and it had been sitting on the mantle.
And we enjoyed another terrific dinner -- soy marinated chicken and pineapple on the grill with orzo salad.
A little withering waterflower for some beauty.
These days, we find sun puddles...
...and we relax. (It's extra fun to relax in the lovely chairs one of our Good Neighbors was throwing out and gave us first refusal before they hit the curb. We didn't refuse and now we have to fight Herself for a seat!)
We're back at the lake now, reveling in those last lovely days of real summer. Some of the flowers Kevin and Molly brought for my birthday are holding up. Look at that beautiful hydrangea!
Days are shorter. Rick works till five or so, then hits the road on his bike. Or, he might take a just-before-sunset kayak paddle.
Meanwhile Lizzie is thinking thoughts she shouldn't be. Nothing new there.
And we smile.
Because life is really good right now. So we grab while we can. Covid hair and all.