My husband and I had the best time Friday!
It was a beautiful, though too-hot day. Thankfully, we have air conditioning in the house and the car. I’m sure they’ll both get quite a workout this summer!
We met two of our long time good friends for lunch, as we do each Friday. We call it the “Lunch Bunch.” The participants vary from week to week, but our core remains the same. We love this time to share a lunch and catch up on what has happened the previous week or what we’re looking forward to soon.
We did our usual errands after lunch and then my husband took the ‘scenic route’ home, as we often do, either driving somewhere we haven’t seen in awhile, or to look at the really lovely homes in a particular addition, discussing many of them as if we might actually trade them for ours…
As we got closer to home, we had quite a nature feast! A road runner darted across the road in front of the car! Since there wasn’t anyone behind us, we stopped and watched as he made his way across the yard in front of a house. I love the way road runners put their heads down to run, tails straight out behind them. Then suddenly they’ll stop, heads and tails up, frozen in time for a moment, before running again – over and over as they make their way across the grass.
Next, down the road and around a curve, a doe ran across the road – again right in front of the car. She made it across safely, thank goodness. We had stopped again to look at her and avoid any problems. Two spotted white tailed fawns suddenly appeared to the right of our car. We waited awhile, but they didn’t move. We inched forward, watching them and their mother carefully – and with delight – the whole time.
And finally, around another curve we saw something fat and brown running beside the road beside a lake. At first we thought it was a beaver, but his tail wasn’t broad and flat. It looked like it was furry and about 6″ long. Maybe a badger? (These pics are stock pics from the net, but you can get an idea what this animal looked like.)
How RICH we are to be able to spend a slice of time with friends, beautiful homes, and stunning animals !