July 11, 2011

Making the most of a day off...

I found out I had the day off today and instead of sleeping in, I got up early to watch the sun rise.


It was beautiful...


I went over to Willey pond. I am amazed at how green and serene it was there.


I spied a beaver dam...

I was greeted by a mallard...

...watched carefully by a crow...


I upset a family of wood ducks, who quickly swam away...


...and then I saw the heron...




Back home, I started working in the garden. Our raspberry bushes are exploding! This was my mid-morning snack...



Zoey hung out on the porch while I worked in the garden.


The coneflowers are about to bloom, the prettiest daylilies are out, and the vegetable garden is looking great!


...then it was all about weeding, watering, porch painting, grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, and all those things you get to catch up on when you have a day off!

4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

wow, those are beautiful! loved the pond - the heron reflections are wonderful! sounds like a beautiful day off all the way around (except for the porch painting, maybe).

SouthCoast Guy said...

Other than the last part, it sounds like a great way to spend a day!

Ruta said...

I guess I should say the cleaning was minimal and I didn't mention how I locked myself out of the house...LOL!

Joe said...

Love the pond shots. That looks like a great place to spend a day off.