Sunday, September 18, 2016


It's minutes before midnight. Where did the hours go? Surely not to a leisurely breakfast. That's a fifteen minute affair.

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To garden work? Nah... It's too warm and too buggy still.

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Some part of the day went to a hike. Ed and I returned to our favorite nearby trail (Ice Age, near Brooklyn). Oh, we enjoyed it, but we were surprised at how buggy it was. So we did hike...

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... but we did not linger. At least not beyond the minutes I spent admiring the monarchs.

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At the peak point, we do a selfie.

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Here's the view:

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Back in the forest...

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Looking out over the prairie. Whoa, this could be Tuscany!

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The evening was complicated. Ed and I went over to the young family's home. He'll be throwing an eye on the water accumulation in their basement. I would be chasing Snowdrop.

In the end, he and Snowdrop's dad replaced a sump pump and Snowdrop and her mom came to the farmhouse where I finished up dinner preparations. With a lot of snacking on the part of the hungry girl.

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... and helping gaga cook.

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When the men return from the pump job, Snowdrop is delighted.   
Ah-ah read!
Snowdrop, say please.  

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Good job, little one!

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By the time we eat it's plenty dark. Snowdrop moves from highchair to big people chair.

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She is happy. And yes, we are as well.  Big grins, deep sighs of relief. And a fine meal, outside still. Happy. For sure.