Family vacation…swimming and lazy afternoons on the dock…watermelon and water guns…cookouts and ice cream…July 4th and fireworks…corn hole and fishing…it’s summertime at the lake!
I already have “spring fever!” I “caught it” from the birds who have been “twittering and flitting about” hunting for the perfect place to raise their little families! (: Friday and Saturday were “zip-a-dee-do-dah” days with spring-like temperature’s … “My oh, my, what a wonderful day” … and taking our cue from the birds, we took advantage of our warm day with …”Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way” and worked outside and enjoyed a picnic by the lake.
Welcome to our lakeside picnic! Everything always tastes better when dining al fresco (: and our lunch of Turkey & Swiss Wraps with roasted red peppers, Red Delicious Apples and spiced tea, was no exception!
After our picnic we were “energized” … we sat a little while longer, enjoying the sunshine and the day then we were ready to get back to work. By late afternoon the wind started picking up and the water started getting choppy.
We finished … just in time with thunder distinctively warning us to get inside, as the first raindrops began to fall!
Later … feeling cozy and clean and hearing the gusty wind and the sound of the waves crashing against our retaining wall, our “gift” of a spring day in January was over and our stormy night seemed the perfect time for some homemade soup … Stuffed Pepper Soup.
Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe …
Later, as I drifted off to sleep, the last lines of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Under A Spreading Chestnut Tree” came to mind.
“… Each morning sees some task begin,
Each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, something done,
Has earned a night’s repose.”
From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda
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