Monday, June 22, 2020

Le Weekend

Good Morning!

How was your weekend?  Mine was nice.  We started Friday night with a fire over at Colin & Mailing's.  We had to escape in to their sunroom for a short period of time when it started raining, but that didn't last long and the fire was burning even better when we went back outside!  They did cancel (or postpone) their solstice party due to the rainy forecast - they did not want a bunch of people in their house.

I was up early Saturday and by 8 a.m. was out on the path by the canal.  Boy was it muggy!  But there was lots to see.  First up, plenty of animal babies.

There were also sleeping ducks in the middle of the path

By the time I was walking back these 3 characters had finally moved over to the side of the path.

I saw a HUGE group of geese on the canal.

A man and his dog on the other side of the canal were chasing herding all these geese off the lawn and into the water.  Pretty noisy and funny to watch.

All of the wildflowers along the side of the trail are beginning to bloom.  So many different scents and colors.

There were a lot of folks out running, walking, biking.  It was a very pretty (though muggy) morning.

Fletch and I made a Costco run later in the morning and that pretty much wrapped up Saturday.  We watched Episode 1 of Laurel Canyon that evening which was ok.  We both liked Echo in the Canyon better - more music.

We ran separate errands Sunday morning and then did grocery shopping in the afternoon.  Fletch did his errands at Lowes and came home with this beauty:

There must be at least 50 buds on this.  It is absolutely gorgeous!

We had a relaxed dinner of chicken sauteed with sun dried tomatoes, peppers and scallions.  Plus a summer squash casserole.  I made strawberry shortcake, but we were both too full for dessert!  Last night we watched the second (and last) episode of Laurel Canyon and it was much better than the first one.

I did manage to start a new pair of socks with the Tomfoolery yarn, but I'll save that picture for another post.

Now it is back to work!  It is a beautiful morning here and I will try to get out for a walk a bit later.


  1. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. I love seeing those babies! And that hibiscus is beautiful! The flower is just lovely and it will be quite a show when the rest of the buds begin to open.

  2. sounds like a nice weekend, we are wishing for rain here, it is quite dry and our pool could use some water! Love the babies in the photos.

  3. Hello, your walk sounds nice, even though is was muggy. I love seeing all the ducks and the geese. The wildflowers are gorgeous. Is your new plant a hibiscus, it is a pretty pink. The chicken with sun dried tomatoes sounds yummy. The Strawberry shortcake sounds delicious too. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

  4. I love all those ducks! We ran into a sleeping pair the other day. They were in the grass and we almost didn't see them. Pup didn't notice them either.

  5. Pretty pictures. Looks like the canal is pretty full this year.

  6. What a great walk route you have! What fun to see all those babies. :-) It sounds like you had a great weekend, Vera. (And I agree with you -- Echo was better than Laurel, although we enjoyed both.)

  7. What a gorgeous hibiscus! I hope it thrives for you. I've never seen one like that.

    We have baby wood ducks in abundance at the lake right now, and the broods are huge--10-12 in each. They graze in our yard and swim near our boat and dock. Such a pleasure to watch.

    We got some fresh-picked strawberries that I'm turning into a pie today. It just may be dinner.

  8. Great photos of your walk - so much to see. I can imagine the ruckus the man and dog created as the herded the geese.

  9. I enjoyed taking a walk with you. :-). The ducks and geese have been trying to take over the paths at the lake too, but they keep getting chased back to the water just like yours. They complain and honk the entire time.
    I'm glad you had a good weekend. We did too although it did rain a bit. We have bright blue skies and sunshine today.

  10. What a fun walk! (I am laughing at those ducks!) Happy Monday!

  11. what a great spot you have for a walking getaway! We've been watching a duck on her nest at our local park...someone counted 16 eggs!!! She's going to be a busy momma soon.

  12. During the virtual school year, I did enjoy being able to take walks as breaks. That never happened at school!

  13. It sounds like a great weekend for you both. What a nice flower Fletch surprised you with! Is it a Rose of Sharon or a Hibiscus? I bought several varieties of Rose of Sharon and they are doing well. We also watched Laurel Canyon, Ep. 1. Will watch 2 soon. Have a super week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  14. You are getting to see the wildlife babies up close and personal! Love the hibiscus--you will enjoy that!

  15. Look at those cute little duckies!
    It's hot and humid here, so there hasn't been much outside time for us. Relic is mad because I've been keeping him in during the high heat of the day.

  16. Such nice outdoor photos. I love wildflowers. The ones around here aren't near as pretty. I think it is hard to walk in hot muggy weather so good for you. Sounds like a nice weekend.

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