I meant to post on Friday, to try to get some things written down after the week sped by in a blur, but here it is Sunday already Last week was indeed a short one, since the kids only had four days of school. (Don't even get me started on the fact that the teachers had an inservice day and it's only September). But it was a good week. Aunt Ann's surgery went well, and we spent the few days that she was here enjoying our time together. Other than taking the kids to and from school, I was at home all day, which was a nice change from my usual galavanting around. In the mornings I worked around the house, she kept her foot propped up and did some reading, and then we took a break for lunch. It was a treat to have the time to talk, uninterrupted, and we touched on many of our favorite subjects including books and family lore. It seems we're never at a loss for topics. The afternoon was much the same, with a break for tea.Flowers After our walk, we stopped to rest and take in the view. If you look in the center of the photograph, you can see the path. Luke and Em are sitting on a bench that my Dad had the city put in, in memory of my Mom. It's a beautiful spot, one that attracts all sorts of wildlife, including hawks and various creatures of the four-legged variety. The mountain to the far left is Long's Peak.
On Friday, the kids, the dog and I went for a hike in the open space outside of town. I took the camera and while I was snapping shots, they were running with dog and keeping an eye out for other walkers and dogs, so as to keep Abby out of their way.
Fall is coming to the prairie. It's such a pretty time of year.I don't know what this plant is, but the pods on it are huge and not quite dried out yet.