Thank the Lord for the friendly clouds that visited us last night and brought life-giving rain! Today was much cooler (only in the 80s), with a nice breeze, so we decided to go look for elderberries, in hopes that there would be a few berries in spite of the dry weather.
Along the way we made sure to enjoy the nature around us (and to avoid the poison ivy and chiggers!)~
Since we were near a lake, the children decided to cool off in the water. .
. . .Where they found a perfect little fish to draw in their nature journals.
We discovered an autumn olive tree, with almost-ripe fruit that was quite tasty,
Plus a great blue heron that was hoping to find his own perfect little fish!
p.s. I've been adding a few writings on my "By a Lady" blog, including a few autobiographical vignettes, if you'd like to catch up there.