I keep an eye out for rattlers, everthing is so dry, this is the time of year to really watch where you step.
I think about mountain lions slinking trough the dry grass, a perfect camouflage, they are very hard to see when the grass is tall and also brown. I tell myself there are plenty of deer, why would they want me, I know they're here, note the track. So far so good, I have seen them several times, they skittle off.
Did I mention it was hot? I'm the lady with the umbrella, I like to carry my own shade, it's much cooler than a hat even though my hands are full. I saw but one person hiking with a dog, coming my way, no leash, naturally for his *good dog. I picked up the Punk just in time for it to break from its owner and try to grab Jo. Let me tell you how great a shield an umbrella is, not just for the sun but for fending off *good dogs. I simply put my shield in front of the offending dog suddenly the attacker is confused, "where did my prey go?" So far I have not harmed any attacking dogs although I'm not opposed to the idea :)
* I'm scrappy too
I decide to forget the big hike since my little lead weight is here. He won't last long in this heat and I change my plan to look for feathers instead.
I'm a little teapot..........note, "Ready" is pooped and wants to be carried, camera, umbrella, small dog, anything else?
Here Mart, sniff the deer tracks and show the fine ladies how big this hawk feather is. It was too big for my satchel so carried it too.
Yes, I'm working too, I haven't really stopped since I had the "suck" melt down. I have quite a few requests to complete and trying to make some etsy treasures.
It got to 106 yesterday........I was going to fry an egg on the sidewalk but I discovered we were all out of eggs. Who can eat anything besides fruit and vegetables this time of year, a tomato sandwich perhaps.
Lucky 7 today, I hope you enjoy it!!