Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Corn, Tomatoes, Peaches and Basil

The temps hovered in the high twenties, maybe even cresting over 30C today, and with the high humidity it was a day for doing not much of anything. Even reading seemed like too much effort.

We did get the dogs out for a walk this morning even going a little farther than yesterday, but it was too much for them. They were dragging behind us, tongues lolling. We let them dip their feet in the lake but weren't wearing the right footwear to take them in swimming. That would come later.

Once back at the camper we peeled off our soaked walking clothes to exchange them for bathers. The dogs were locked inside with the A/C on high. With a pool noodle in one hand we walked the 100 or so yards to the lake. There was a bit of a breeze and the waves were crashing - not super high, just enough to have a bit of fun with. Oh… the water felt so good. Is there any greater feeling than hot from a walk dipping into cool but not cold water?

Once we had our fill in the lake we came back for the quadrupeds. Leashes on, we dragged them into the water, forcing them to get cool. There was far too much wave for Spike, they were crashing over his back; Kabira wasn't in the mood and with short Spike also attached to me I couldn't force the issue. Carm dragged Bella away from the shore till the waves threatened to whisk her to shore. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be thanking us.

We all drip dried back at camp, luxuriating in the hot, silky air. After lunch Carm started hauling water to fill our tank. A nice neighbor lent him a trolley but it was still hard work, hot work, work that needed a swim to cool down with. 1:30 and we'd had a second swim.

A trip into town for some fresh corn and basil filled in the bits of time between reading and dozing on my chair.

It's good now… but just wait till we are camped right on the water - wowzers! (we probably would have gone for that 3rd swim!).

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...  ~Susan Polis Schutz