It feels as though the humidity has finally dropped some! Mailing was out of town on business yesterday, so Colin stopped by after work for dinner. The cold shrimp and pasta salad were perfect for the warm day. And, after dinner Colin and I took an hour walk along the River Trail in Valley Forge. We saw a few people, but surprisingly there was no one (and no boats) on the river. All was pretty still. We were home by 8:30 and as Colin pulled out of the driveway to go home I once again hopped in the shower. I took a glass of wine out on the patio to relax (and to dry my hair) after my shower, and look who showed up:
Mr. Toad! It was just the other day I was commenting to Fletch that I had not seen any toads yet. When I was a kid I loved to catch them. Now I don't like to touch them, but I do enjoy seeing them. Fortunately Tyg is never interested in them.
Other things that have recently appeared: our trumpet vine has the first blossoms. hoping the hummers will appear soon! The Seven Sisters Rose we brought up from Virginia years ago is blooming too. I'll try to get some pictures. And we noticed that the poison ivy vines are already turning red!! There are a lot of these vines climbing the trees in our woods and surrounding properties. The vines at the tops of the trees are changing. It seems early.
I did knit 10 rows on my sock at lunch yesterday, but nothing last night. And, I'm about half-way through Coming to my Senses which I am enjoying, though I wish it were more about food. Still, because it is about Alice Waters' growing up and starting Chez Panisse in the 60's/early 70's it is a fun read.
I've got a somewhat busy day ahead of me with a break mid-day for my annual physical. It's nice to be mid-week!