I love this time of the summer. Lake Michigan is warming up enough to swim if you're a hardy soul (the water was 64°F). The lillies are blooming and my pots of impatiens are filled out and lush. You can even go out in the evening without a sweater or jacket (sometimes anyway). Tonight it is still 70°F at 10 pm.
....and sometimes mother nature leaves you a surprise in your yard. The color of robin's eggs is my favorite color. This nest was abandoned.
We went to the park again this week. A walk along the pier brought another little surprise....a young otter sunning on the rocks. He seemed very unconcerned that we were there. The girls were excited and thought we should take him home! A lesson in why wild animals should be allowed to be wild ensued.
There was time for making friends at the playground
We went to the weekly community concert. The weather was perfect. The music was billed as Great Lakes music. We weren't quite sure what that was. The only song I really know is the one about the sinking of the Edmond Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot. They did songs that were about the Great Lakes....interspersed with Great Lakes lore. Stories about a ghost, Diana of the Dunes....stories of ship wrecks....and facts about the Great Lakes. It was quite interesting. There are several hundred ship wrecks in the Great Lakes that have not yet been found.
I finished the simple little top that gave me so much trouble. I think it looks fine with 2 buttons. I still don't know how I missed putting in the middle buttonhole. Those are not the buttons I am going to use. I set them there just to see how the buttons will look. It still needs to be blocked and a couple ends woven in.
Today was a perfect day for the beach. It was a day for cousins to bond and be silly eating blueberries at the waters edge.
I hope your week is sunny and you are making some good memories.
Til next time,