Friday, August 13, 2010

Dog Days of Summer Friday Five
SingingOwl says:
I love summer, and wait anxiously for it every year. So how is it that we have arrived at the hot and humid "Dog Days" of August, and I have not done nearly enough of what I planned to do? I want to pack in as much as I can before snow flies once again.

How about you? And what is happening for those of you who are in a different hemisphere than I, and it may be cold?

1. What is the weather like where you live?
Ughh! Hot and humid, in the 90's and the air is heavy and sticky.

2. Share one thing you love about this time of year.
The flowers blooming, the garden growing, the hummingbirds and
swallows, ripe peaches and tomatoes.

3. Share one thing you do NOT love about this time of year.
Did I mention that it is 90 and humid? Any temp over 85 and
high humidity.

4. How will you spend the remaining days leading up to Autumn?
Will be heading up to the Beach in WI with a stop in Chicago and
spending time with my sister and BIL. That's always a good thing
and time. Otherwise, serving the church: you know, the preaching,
meetings and visitations plus planning for the fall program
church year.

5. Share a good summer memory.
All were mostly good. Each summer we went camping as a family, Dad,
Mom, Sister, me and the terrier mix dog, Rex. We had a tent pop-up
with a hard top and we travelled all over: out west to California,
Yellowstone, Glacier, Banf and Jasper, Sequoia, Yosemite,Grand
Canyon, Painted Desert, the Crater, the Petrified Forest, Springfield
IL and New Salem, Mt. Rushmore, the Smoky Mountains, Florida, around
Lake Michigan, DC, Gettysburg, Yorktown, and Williamsburg and the
Ozarks, plus all the States inbetween. It was always an adventure,
seeing different parts of the country, historical sites, hiking,
and hoping we'd stay at a campground that had a pool or horseback
riding! We helped set up camp, Mom and Dad cooked inside and out,
we set the table and carried stuff in and out, did the dishes, and
made campfires were we talked and sang and roasted marshmallows.
So many wonderful memories and time spent together - the stuff of


SingingOwl said...

So which Wisconsin beah are you heading to? It is, so far, hot and humid here too. Looking for relief, they say, next week. I sure hope so! And the mosquitoes are ferocious!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

nice to see your camping excursions included Canada! yess!
thanks for sharing (:

St. Inuksuk said...

I heard the mosquitoes were fierce!!! Maybe, I'll stay in after the sun goes down!!!
Cedar Beach is near Port Washington. And I am oh, so ready for: Friday Night Fish Fry, Mini-golf, our annual Croquet game, walks on the beach and toes in the water, sitting on the chairs overlooking the Lake reading, contemplating, sipping adult beveridges. Can I leave today?!?