Dog Days of Summer

It’s been so hot here lately during these dog days of summer.  Whenever the temperature is bearable, usually in those early morning hours, we’ve been taking advantage of getting outdoors.  The ponds are sticky and still with insects and algae; the storm clouds are a welcome sight for bringing much needed cooler temperatures – though …

Into the Waters - beach water

Into the Waters…

It’s not officially summer yet – we still have a few more weeks until the solstice.  But don’t tell my children that!  Our trips to the beach means to them that summer is high and all of the swimming, sprinklers and barbecues that they’ve been waiting for all year is finally upon us. There’s always …