It has been an odd summer, one where we aren't quite sure where we are going or when we are going there -- or are we just staying put for a bit? You know what this one would like!
Our weather cooled from 90s to 60s and now settling somewhere in-between. It is much more pleasant that way for walks and I took a few turns around the area, really seeing not much that is new (which may be a good thing!). I always go down Wah Wah Soo, where my cousin's cottage is and where my mom spent her summers as a child.
There were some lovely wildflowers, though not as many as later in the season.These Tiger Lilies seem to pop up everywhere.
And the Queen Anne's lace has started.
And this is odd for so early -- a trio of white mushrooms.
But this -- a wee leaf on a fairly new maple in our yard -- is not a good sign! I'm not ready for fall color when it's still midsummer!
We had a bit of adventure with the visit of the septic tank pumpers. Slow drains and a close-call back-up made it more imminent to have the tank pumped.
So, two guys came out to do it. And they couldn't find it. The spot where I thought it was turned out to be an abandoned well. The second one they found was only a reserve tank. Finally they landed on the third and main tank!
The yard was a mess -- the tree still there (the guy who was going to do the last of it still hasn't shown up. (My turn to call him next if he doesn't show in what he says are "a couple of weeks). Then three big holes, which they did a pretty good job of covering up in the end. I was glad I had no flower beds there!
Have you ever looked inside a septic tank? It's kind of interesting -- and it didn't smell as much as I would have expected.
The guys who came were real characters, but they knew their stuff. Best of all, the price was less than quoted. Although even after the pumping, the kitchen sink is still draining slow and backing up into the other side. So, back to the drawing board.
And some fun -- my cousin David is here for the week with friends and our mutual cousin Jack stopped by. We're all the same age and it was fun to be together again, even if briefly.
The geese continue their visits. As you can see, the goslings are coming along but their size and coloring still haven't caught up to the parents.
I find them so striking, especially on a brilliant blue lake. Yes, when the sky is blue and clear it looks just like that.
It's a regular parade and I love it!
I haven't seen them walking on my beach but I can tell they've been there!
Thanks for the wonderful and kind comments on Rick's birthday and his aunt, too. As of now we plan to go in September with Rick's brother. That may change but at least we're somewhat settled for now.
Meanwhile, the weather is cool here -- we've been in the 60s and low 70s and even had a fire at night.
Life is good.
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