|At the Mouth of Chautauqua Creek, on Lake Erie|
|Prospecting for Gold, on Chautauqua Creek|
|Intrepid Explorer Ron Mc Clure|
|Swimming in the Creek|
|Enjoying the Sun after a Swim|
|Bridge Under New York Central Train Line|
|Walking the Chautauqua Creek|
An amazing sunrise today, the day summer officially begins, the longest day of the year, and the planet earth is three million miles closer to the sun today than on the winter solstice in December. Figure that out. It's also the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, reminding me of my stay in Cape Town, South Africa, back in 1995. It seems a long time ago. Anyways, another hot and humid day, highs in the 80's, though it's 65 degrees at the moment. I love sunrises like today, the sun blazing its way through the haze of the morning, a huge globe off to the northeast, the northerly most sunrise of the year.
I forgot to mention that we started our walk by hiking through the private woods of Pat and Jim Mc Gill to Lake Eire. Evie and I met the couple a few weeks ago during a wildflower walk with the Chautauqua Conservancy and they said we were welcome to walk their acreage or visit the lake at any time. I was a bit reluctant but drove to their yard, parked, and Pat came out, welcomed me my name, and walked us down to Lake Erie...a wonderful way to start our walk as the Lake appeared, magic like, out of the woods, a beautiful blue sky, white caps on a blue green lake. I had forgotten how beautiful Lake Erie and its beaches can be.
|Lunch at Jake's in Barcelona, NY|
While I hiked, Evie did lots of watering, relaxed on the dock, and worked on pictures of last summer for her album. I spent the afternoon on the dock or in the cool house, reading, and did spent some time cutting weeds more weeds, an obsession for both of us, especially me as I enjoy pulling the tall ones out of the lake, filling a tub, knowing that a path has been cleared for our grand kids. We had a chicken curry for dinner, chicken thighs with a Trader Joe red curry sauce, and it was quite good, making both of us wonder why we fuss with a sauce from scratch when this was so tasty. We watched the first two hour episode of Foyle's War on Netflix, set in Great Britain during WW II, a recommendation of Kathy Leonard, We went to bed in stifling heat, with fans, air conditioners till packed away in the attic.