It's summer! The time to hang out with friends and wander aimlessly. The husband and I did just that on our first summer 23rd date. Our friend Kathy guided us up wooded paths to a lake where I saw my first red dragon flies and heard my first bullfrogs. On the way to and from it, we came upon jack rabbits, deer, bugs, yellow-tail butterflies, a slow-going garter snake, and much, much more. What a glorious and, yes, joyous, day!
|We were walking a path that used to be part of the Wells Fargo route |
between San Jose and the Pacific Coast. Can't you just see a Well Fargo
wagon bumpity bumping down the road?
|"Dandelions! I rarely see dandelions," I exclaimed. |
"What do you mean?" the husband replied. "They're growing on our front lawn."
"Not like these," I said.
|The golden hills of California.|
|We stood and watched this snake slowly make its way across the graveled path |
to the lawn. We wondered if it had just eaten because its middle part
looked swollen, or perhaps it was going to start shedding.