I've done really well this summer getting myself out the door and moving. It's hard to make excuses when I have 2 whimpering dogs sitting at the backdoor expecting their daily walk...they are so spoiled.
I've been taking them down to a local park with a trail system that meanders through the woods. Paved trails! I love the fact that I can walk or run without worrying about tripping over roots & rocks.
I have a crazy irrational fear of snakes, so the clean pathway is perfect for spotting anything that might be up ahead. (I've only seen 1 snake since coming here and I gave him plenty of space!)
We've had a very dry summer....bad for the grass, but good for the bug situation. You would think the mosquitoes and gnats would be terrible, but they are almost non-existent.
The trails run next to a lake and it's fun to watch the boaters and kayakers when I'm walking. This little guy was getting a fishing lesson this morning.
My Daisy is such a good walker. The other one...not so good. He's always in a hurry. He gets so worked up on the drive there, that it takes him a round or 2 before he finally starts settling down. Not much fun with an 80 lb. dog, but I try to have patience with him.
This place is a hidden gem. I know boaters are out on the lake because I see their trucks and trailers, but there's only a handful of us that walk the trails. I'm starting to see the same faces and we always exchange good mornings now. We're the regulars.
I love this part of the trail where I can peek through the trees and see the lake.
Up in the park area there's shelters and play areas for kids. I can't imagine a nicer place to have a picnic! Gorgeous views! I try to get out early because it gets so very hot and humid here. My poor dogs are about done for the morning by the time we get home.
This past week (besides walking), I've been trying to make up some new jewelry pieces. Farm Fresh is right around the corner and I may be doing a show in August. Still waiting on a final confirmation on that one.
I completed these necklaces using hardware keyholes with vintage embellishments and charms. I love working with the keyholes, but I have to find ones that are the right shape and size.
So, that's what I've been up to lately. Hope you are having a good summer!