Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Day of R&R

My husband and I decided that we needed to take a day to ourselves --- no work, no job hunting, no phone calls, etc. --- just a day to relax and enjoy each other's company and spend time with Zeke. The photograph above is the lake where we live, and we love to go for walks around it. We put a leash on Zeke and packed up water bottles and headed out for a walk around the lake this morning. This is always a peaceful and inspirational place to walk. We have seen everything from deer to snakes to egrets and ducks. This morning we watched an egret with a fish in its mouth flying overhead at one end of the lake.

One of the wonderful things about this lake is that it is protected and allowed to flourish naturally --- with prairie grasses and coneflowers growing wild all over. Today I discovered that, while I am used to seeing the "traditional" coneflower blooms pictured above, there are also gorgeous yellow coneflowers blooming in some areas around the lake. Every time we walk around the lake, we find some new discovery, and of course, Zeke loves checking out all the tall grasses along the path.

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