I'm sailing Pacific Mexico with my husband Chris. Trying to explore the world without becoming lost in space. I'm more than a little concerned at the state of the world right now. But what distracts me is pondering nature, adventure, the media, simple living, humor, and figuring out why we do the things we do. One more thing: I'm a nut!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Waning Days of Summer in Green Valley Lake
Boats line the shore at Green Valley Lake
Some kids play on the shore
Others happily go for a swim
And other tiny ones stay on the sidelines with mom,
unsure if now is the time for that first swim
The fishing is good here
All are welcome
Adorable junior hiker
Speaking of hiking, Chris and I have been hitting the trails nearby,
training for next weekend when we head up to 14,000 foot
Mt. Langley in the Eastern Sierras
Actually, I should say it's mostly been Chris hitting the trails.
I've joined him some of the time, but mostly I'm doing lots of stairs
in our cabin for my training. Since we're at 7,000 feet,
I figure it's almost the same thing (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! LOL).
Trail above Green Valley Lake
View of Green Valley Lake from high above
Looking up from town
These white and red posts show how much snow we get up here
during the winter. Gotta enjoy the summer while it's still here!
Water, trees and sky
Cabin and fence
A Bald Eagle flies over the lake, bedeviled by crows who rightly
consider him a threat. One or two nesting pairs of Bald Eagles
grace our lake every summer.
The view north
Looking up from our deck
Cabin and flowers
My sweet dad and his wife Michele came up to visit this summer
Entertaining can be tiring, but with loved ones it's always worth it! :-)
It's late August but the wildflowers still bloom
Cabin and meadow
This crazy cloud really looks like a giant asteroid hurtling towards earth!
These thunderheads foretold a frightening lightning storm we had two nights ago. Hundreds of lightning strikes hit all around -- horrifyingly close, too. With no rain. YIKES.
We found out yesterday that there were a dozen spot fires started by the lightning on our mountain. Fortunately they were all extinguished by our wonderful firefighters.
The view from Green Valley Lake of a wildfire this morning on Mt. Baldy
But summer is still here -- we've got weeks of it left!
So come on up to the lake...or get out in the sun,
wherever you are, while it's here!
Summer...summer...she still beckons...
BEND low again, night of summer stars. So near you are, sky of summer stars, So near, a long arm man can pick off stars, Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl, So near you are, summer stars, So near, strumming, strumming, So lazy and hum-strumming.