Our contractor built primitive tables, chairs, and benches from the trees felled to build our house. Placed near the creek, they provide a nice resting spot for relaxing and thinking. I don't think she does a lot of deep thinking, but Lucy loves to visit the area as well. She rarely climbs on top of any of them like Ellie did, but seems to enjoy resting with her front paws on them.
Lucy smiling in the sunshine
She seems quite proud of herself as if this has been an accomplishment.
Another month has almost gone and July is closing in, bringing the second half of 2014. We have had quite warm weather here in the mountains; more like August than June with afternoon thunderstorms almost every day. The strawberries are gone but the blueberries are ripe and delicious. The SC peaches are sweet and luscious and we have fresh corn and wonderful local tomatoes. The camps are filled with children of all ages and we see the camp buses shuttling them here and there. Life is indeed better in the mountains. Summertime...bring it on.
Today's quote is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow again:
"Then followed that beautiful season...Summer
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light.
And the landscape lay as if newly created in all the freshness of childhood."
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!