Friday, July 25, 2008

This is what summer is about...

Going to my grandfather's farm in Virginia on a crazy hot summer day, bushwhacking through his fields (no animals these days to keep the grass down) to reach the sweet spot of summer: the perfect cool-trickling shady stream surrounded by the fragrance of wild peppermint and honeysuckle with natural snacks of blackberries and watercress at the water's edge. THAT is where I loved to spend a childhood afternoon so I couldn't wait to take Caden and the Tank there. My parents and my two nieces also joined us in skipping stones, building dams, finding crawfish, minnows and dragonflies, and floating boats. Those are the pieces of heaven of which memories are made.

Can you believe nobody had a tick after going through this? In fact, no one suffered even a mosquito bite the whole time.

Discovering what creatures hide under the rocks

My rockstar gone aquatic

It's a Caden love sandwich!

1 comment:

Kristi Mantoni said...

I loved the last photo. I hope you're framing a big print of this.