Summer has finally arrived, and while most people are not liking the heat, I am soaking it up. The flowers are blooming, the sun is hot, pesky bugs are everywhere, Goslings are so numerous you wonder how their parents can tell them apart. I yearn for these things in the dead of winter. I become desperate for them.
I can’t bring myself to complain about summer, not when it is so long in coming, and so short-lived.
With a happy heart, I wandered through the flower garden while the kids chased a squirrel with reckless abandon, their laughter filling the air. I live for days like these. Days when you can put all your cares aside and simply enjoy that which is around you.
Nature. Summer. Life.
While my parents were visiting, we did some exploring and came across a lot of pretty flowers. One of my favorite patches was up by the visitors center. There was a colorful display of flowers with bees buzzing happily all around them.
This next picture is not nearly as colorful, but Nathan is in love with sea turtles, so I wanted to include this one for him.