The weather here's been a steamer for the past week, so I've been investigating swimmin' holes in the creek that runs by my house.
I found a great big one about a hundred yards down the creek. It's big and deep and murky and mysterious and I know damn well that if I went for a dip there I'd spend the whole time wondering when something was gonna grab my ankles and drag me under, so I took a pass on that one.
Then I found another one, even closer to my house, that's about five feet deep and nice and clear, with the creek running right through it to keep the water moving and cool. There's a spot where the creek funnels through some boulders, and you can sit on a rock and put your feet down in there and get a foot massage. Or you can stand in the water and watch the shiners nibble at your ankles. You can bet I spent some quality time there this last weekend. Swimmin' holes have swimming pools beat, any day. And you don't have to worry about the chlorine turning your hair green.
Oh! And in other news, I saw a painted turtle, and some people up on the hill blew off a shit ton of fireworks Sunday night that I could watch right from my front yard, and my neighbor L and her son had me over for a clambake Monday night. I tried everything but the crawfishes, which I just could not bring myself to eat. Too many legs. Too monster-looking.
My neighbor T has a granddaughter visiting from Oregon, and evidently they don't have fireflies out there, because this young woman was just fascinated with them. She's pretty enamored of my cats, too, but unfortunately, they're not returning the favor. I'm hoping they warm up to her, because she's homesick for her Maine Coon.
And I found a peppermint twist phlox at CrapMart the other day which I just had to buy, even though I didn't really have room for it, but I MADE room, and it looks specTACular!
So! Just wanted to throw some good news out there, to get some balance back in my little world. There's always some good news, if you look for it.