Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Winter in June?

Doesn’t it look like there is snow on the ground in this picture??


I took this picture on my walk in the neighboring subdivision. All of the white on the grass is the fuzz from a cottonwood tree. The ground was completely covered. We have several large cottonwood trees in the park, but they have not begun dropping their presents yet. If this is any indication, we will soon have snow on the ground in the park as well.

Derge Park Blue AlgaeAnother natural phenomenon I witnessed last week was blue algae. This is our fourth summer in this park, and I have not seen the blue algae before. We get plenty of green stuff, but the colors of the blue algae were so vivid. It would have been pretty if it didn’t smell so bad. This picture is not enhanced. It really was that blue. The next day it was gone. I read online that it can cause symptoms of illness if humans or their pets come into contact with it.

Luckily, our campsite is across the road from the lake. We have a nice view, but are far enough away so that we don’t have to smell the algae or dead fish that wash up sometimes. Beaver Dam Lake is very shallow, and is not a very clear lake. We hear the fishing is good, but I would never swim in it.

The weather has been really nice the last few weeks. There has been some occasional rain, which I’m sure the farmers appreciate. Last night a cool front came through and today was a gorgeous day with low dew points and clear sunny skies. We transported our bikes to the Wild Goose Bike Trail and biked fifteen miles in two hours. It was a great workout, but now I’m pooped!

Last week I spent a day painting at our son Eric’s house. I’ve been doing a little work for him each summer. This year I’m going to paint the kitchen, dinette, living room and bedroom hallway. That will pretty much finish all the painting. What a nice mom :)

On Friday Kevin and I played nine holes of golf. It was only my second time out this year, and I had an okay round. It was a beautiful day, and we had a good time. That’s the important part.

I’ve been working on a few craft projects. One of them is almost done, so I’ll have a picture soon. It would have been done already, but I ran out of thread. I hate it when that happens. I never seem to judge correctly how much thread I will need. Luckily, Joann Fabrics is not too far away.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!