When it is 95F(35C) it is hard to navigate in life. I went to cooler and shady area to try and enjoy the day. I started early in the morning when I heard the first bird sing. The humidity was so high I had to change my clothes again, I could have rung out my shirt.
Even this poor Cardinal was trying to stay in the shade.
Didn't find any fairies or wood elves under any of these.
Lets wade a bit in this cool stream, then sit on a rock until our feet dry enough to put back on shoes and socks.
Showy Milkweed has narrower leaves and an elegant, fragrant bloom.
Later in the week.....
A fun morning with my youngest daughter and her two boys. I took them to a lake with lots of fish to catch so the boys would get experienced and have a good time. We caught over 75 fish, all returned back to the lake. It was hard to stop so when they were getting tired, they sat on their mom's lap. The youngest is not an early morning guy anyway, so slumped down and took a nap.I never have fished with a sleeping child, let alone two kids on my lap. Their mom was doing this at the same age, and loves to fish. I kept bait on her hook, and took fish off for her so she could maneuver her children. Each time I helped I did so in reverence, acknowledging times in the past when I had taken her out.It brought back some wonderful memories and we finished the day at my place eating lunch and any available snacks I keep in quantity for their visits. There was rumors that my daughter caught the most, at least in her words. She had a huge bass snap her line, so the one that got away was the biggest she said.They really enjoy coming over and request it often. They think I must be lonely because I live by myself. I will spend Father's Day with them Sunday, celebrating some of the best things in my life.
On any holiday where we fly our flags, a local civic group, the Lion's Club, places flags on tall poles in peoples yards for a small contribution for the year. Many people buy more than one, and my tiny town shines with the patriotism it promotes. On Flag Day a strong series of storms moved through, but a boy scout and his grandfather braved the storm to take down the flags they had placed earlier in the day.