It is Thursday, June 22nd and this is looking like a wonderful day. I woke up first at 6:30 and Clemson was snuggled up really close beside me. He has less hair to keep him warm now so lots of cuddle time. When I shifted position he lifted his head so I invited him under the covers with me. No hesitation there, he crawled in and promptly fell back to sleep.
|Snuggled under my shirt|
Clemson hopped up on the recliner after his outing while I sat at my laptop. I can see his little body shivering over there so covered him with my shirt. It is 19C inside the Suite so he shouldn’t really be cold but I guess if I were a fluffy ball one minute and a skinny bean the next, I would need time for adjustment too.
After my tea, I put Clemson’s leash on and we walked and jogged down the lane and down North Line to Baptist Church Road. I wasn’t aware of the risk we were taking until I got to the King’s driveway and looked up. The sun was behind us in the east but slowly these dark clouds were shuffling and taking over the sky again.
I decided to turn this into a Wildflower Walk, since I had already posted pictures of the wildflowers on the Ridge earlier. These belong to the country and even though I can’t name them all, they are pretty. Before living here at The Ridge, I didn’t appreciate the ‘wild’ side. Living in a city does that to you if you let it, so this was nice.
While walking Bill called to report on his day. Dealing with a couple of disappointments since he left yesterday had him feeling down and yet still determined to do the things he planned to do. There is always next week. He will be on the clock at noon today at CanAm and kept busy this afternoon and tomorrow. I know it might sound mysterious but I am leaving details up to Bill when he writes his next post.
Clemson and I got back in the nick of time. I took a small video of our eager beaver as he trotted up the lane. Too bad it takes so long to download into blogger, it's cute. No sooner did we step on the patio mat when we felt the beginnings of rain AGAIN!
With his long skinny legs you’d think he would be a pro at these 4 steps up to the Suite but he isn’t. He has a fear of the ‘open’ style and they are very steep for a little guy. With a few unsuccessful attempts, he has been hurt enough that we pick him up to put him inside. I’d rather spoil him than deal with an ‘ouchie’.
So, I made myself another tea and wondered when to go to Durham. I was hoping to cut the grass this morning but with the rain that wasn’t happening. Glad we got our walk in though first thing, it has been a while since we’ve gone that far. It was a mild day and yet the winds were quite gusty today.
At noonish, my sister, Wendy, texted and asked if I would be open to having her and Morgan come for a visit and bring supper. Are you kidding me? What great news! It would be perfect girl time and I said yes and yes! Yay! I was excited because it is always great seeing my little sister and also because they have never been to The Ridge to see our summer location.
I didn’t have to do anything, really, except put away the stuff that piles on the tabletops, you know those papers you just drop there. It was coolish at 15 so I suggested they dress warm so we could walk the property. Well, as it turned out, when they arrived around 4 o’clock it was quite a lovely day without sun.
|Pretty sky before Wendy arrived|
The winds had died down. Morgan doesn't say much but did tell me that she had 4 more days of school, one of those being a playday. I remember that elation, the last days before summer vacation.
We had a nice walk around, showing them the gardens, sheds, restroom and bunky. Next time they need to come for an overnighter. That is a big commitment for anyone let alone someone as busy as Wendy is. I hope it works out sometime. We had a delicious roasted chicken with a salad and delightful little cake for dessert. Yum!
|this grass is gorgeous!|
Driving down the lane, from my place on the hill I saw her brake lights come on and behind the car scurried Yertle. My oh my! Morgan is a real little nature nut so got out to check him out. We chit chatted a bit more about these prehistoric descendants and they were on their way. I texted at 8:30 to make sure they got home safely and was informed that Owen Sound was getting a downpour.
|Wendy and Morgan arrive|
|And supper is delivered!|
When I took Clemson out for his last piddle of the day at 9:30 I noticed that the fireflies are out in full force. It wasn't even dark and there had to be 6 or 8 flitting around. Cool!
Thank you for reading and thank you, Wendy and Morgan for the visit! Please feel free to leave a comment.