|Holiday pancake with feet and sausage eyes.|
It's 8:04 a.m., my bath water is run, my second cup of coffee is half downed and time is wickering closer to the moment when I must shut down this silly computer and dash off to work. I should be getting in that tub RIGHT NOW but I feel so LAZY that it seems like way too much energy to devote to a silly thing like cleanliness.
End of vacation is a tough pill to swallow. It's not that I'm not happy about getting back to a regular routine – it's just the orderly scheduling of everyday life that is hard to adjust to. From getting up when I wanted, to lazing in a camp chair with a second or third or fourth cup of joe, it was all about no schedules. And here I am and the clock is ticking and it's now 8:08 and I'm no closer to the tub than I was four minutes ago.
I also feel SO remiss about not checking in with everyone's blog. I made a half-hearted stab this morning but I really need some serious time to make my rounds. Last night we had shopping to do and tonight there's a very, VERY excited young girl named Bethalin who is coming around to pick up the old Neon she bought from Dave. It's her first car and she's absolutely thrilled. I kind of like that it's a fresh-faced, enthusiastic girl who is adopting "Jessie" – so named by Tracy, the original owner of the car, also an enthusiastic fresh-faced young girl who now is a savvy businesswoman with an incredibly successful career. Funny thing is, they're both pretty brunettes who look a great deal alike. I'll take a photo of Bethalin and Jessie tonight and post it for you. Do you remember the TV show Blossom? And a character named Six? That's who Bethalin reminds me of. Cute as a bug's ear and happy as heck. Gotta love her.
8:14 a.m. and the tub water is cooling off. Sigh. Better get in there, I guess.
Here's some more Grundy Lake photos while I'm getting ready for work. Have a great day, OK?
|Clouds rolling in over Pakeshkag Lake island in Grundy Lake Provincial Park.|
|They say there are lots of pike and pickerel and bass in Grundy but all|
we caught were sunfish. Cute little beggars, aren't they?
Yes, we released all of 'em!
|"Liftover" portage on Pakeshkag Lake. I love the rock formation here.|
|The levels of the lake are very different because of this|
rocky outcropping. It's a natural dam, carved by glaciers.
|Pakeshkag Lake narrows at the railroad tracks, where it|
flows under a bridge made in 1911. I thought this
|Red is a colour rarely seen naturally in the summertime (although it's common|
in fall, of course). That's why these Cardinal Flowers (Lobelia Cardinalis)
are so striking.
|If you're looking for wetlands, you'll find them at Grundy Lake Provincial Park.|
And what's a wetland without a frog?
|Watersnake! Just under Dave's paddle is a teeny tiny Northern Watersnake.|
They're brown banded when they're young, like this little guy, but they
turn almost completely black when they're older.
|And look! This youngster had just shed his skin when we came across him!|
You can see the skin that used to cover his head! Isn't this cool?
Isn't this gross? Yeah, sorry, I'm kinda icked out too.