Butterfly in driveway

Butterfly in driveway

If you were a true Yooper (person from the U.P.) you would probably say, “Hey, yous guys, there’s a scavenger hunt over at flandrumhill’s blog!”   Please click on the link to learn the exciting details.  We had a scavenger hunt back in…excuse me, must go check…back in March.  Those of us who participated had a marvelous time and wanted to do it again. 

Amy, of flandrumhill, comes from Nova Scotia.  I, for one, am looking forward to finding photos of the natural elements and emailing her or uploading into this blog.  Maybe it will be one entire day’s outdoor adventure. 

Before the July 20th deadline, please join in!  July 20th is actually kind of an important day in my world.  A birthday, as a matter of fact.  So it will be kind of difficult to forget the final day the contest ends.

Barry & Christopher do the wood splitting

Barry & Christopher do the wood splitting

Speaking of gifts, I am luxuriating in a vacation from wood splitting!  Chris has taken over the chore.  He and Barry have split, transported and stacked at least two full truckloads.  Oh, heaven.  Oh, joy.  It’s a delight to have him home!!

So now that I’m not splitting wood, what did I do outside today?

1)  surveyed the woods from the deck this morning

2)  walked lazily to the mailbox, twice. 

3)  weeded the garden a tiny bit.

4)  stopped beside the roadside and photographed daisies just because they looked so pretty.

The sides of the roads sprinkled with daisies and clovers and buttercups

The sides of the roads sprinkled with daisies and clovers and buttercups

5)  read part of a book on the deck.

6)  meditated for a few minutes before becoming distracted.

7)  phoned a few people (also from the deck).

8)  sipped a glass of wine before dinner on the deck.

9)  ate dinner…you guessed it…with Barry and the kids…on the deck.

Getting up close & personal with daisies

Getting up close & personal with daisies

10)  well, there isn’t a 10 yet.  That will probably happen post-blog.  It’s 90% certain that I will head back outside to enjoy the warm 76 degree evening.  It’s sooo enjoyable  this time of year.  Inside/outside…there’s no difference.  Except for those mosquitoes.  But the black flies aren’t biting, so all is well in our northern world!

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