The last week of August. Where did the summer go? It has been a beautiful week here in the mountains. The trees have taken on a dullness that precedes the coloring of the leaves. And here and there is a branch that has already begun to turn. Nights are cooler and the katydid chorus has fewer voices.
Our Lucy loves her early morning runs in a nearby park. This is her favorite weather.
She sprints like a puppy when we begin our walk in the park, running Golden zoomies around us.
She slows to a trot but doesn't stop running.
She stops only when we make her sit to rest a while.
She ponders the mysteries of Lake Atagahi.
She does not jump in.
We are almost back to the car and still she is running, a bit more slowly by still smiling.
She jumps in her place, waiting for her staff to chauffeur her home.
Today's quote comes from Plato. Appropriate for today although the words were spoken three hundred years BC:
"There will be no end to the troubles of states or of humanity itself 'til the philosophers become kings in this world or 'til those we call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
ENJOY THESE WANING DAYS OF SUMMER