Monday, August 22, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

These are the "Dog Days of Summer" and even the dogs want to stay indoors! Stay as cool as you can.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Morning Walks

This extraordinarily large Sycamore leaf, which Tall Husband had framed recently, was found on our neighborhood walking trail. Just for comparison, note the leaf tucked beneath the frame. It was found last year on the same tree...and we thought it was large. The framed leaf is 12" x 12".
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Early morning walks along a wooded trail are magical. Everyone else is still sleeping, so you have the cool, dewy world to yourself. Your senses seem keener...eyes and ears are sharper; the smells from the forest floor rise up to greet you. You see, smell and hear things you would have missed, had you waited for the sun to climb a bit higher in the this gigantic Sycamore leaf that was just within reach.