Monday, June 29, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Summertime

"Just living is not enough" said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

We took a long weekend and did some camping at Watkins Glen. I haven't been there in about 15 years, and had forgotten how incredible it is.

We managed to avoid threatening rain and ended up with a mostly sunny, beautifully breezy weekend. We spent the hours on the playground (where Colin fell and left a pretty nasty gash between his eyes), cooking on the fire (where Evans glasses fell off - into the fire - and melted!) and of course walking the Glen (where I think all of us at one point slipped on the slick, damp limestone). It really was a wonderful, relaxing weekend.

Evan declared at one point on our hike that he "has a whole new appreciation for nature". That kid. :/

We came home to the garden beginning to bloom!

As for the vegetables - the lettuce is growing wonderfully! Everything else is coming along, slow but steady.

And a random summertime sweetness

PS - those pictures of the Glen look so much better if you click them for the large view :D

1 comment:

Sara said...

His glasses burned up?! And wounds? GAH! Sounds like it was some trip. The pictures look great.