Monday, June 22, 2015

Officially Summertime and the Livin' is Easy...

So, today was the first full day of summer…

It's so peaceful, here on Golden Pond. There are no words to express how much we're enjoying it. God-given gifts to witness and cherish each day… serenity now! Even the torrential rains of a few days were appreciated. The lake was so low from lack of significant drops… we needed a few inches of wet stuff in order to move and set our dock. Done. Now, let Old Sol have his way.

I gifted Joe a new fishing pole and reel for Father's Day. He's loving the return to an old pastime. If he doesn't respond to my call every now and again, a quick glance reveals his location - offshore in the kayak, casting and casting again. Yeah, yeah, occasionally catching a lunker, too!

Pasta salad with "real" may-o-nnaise is always a sure sign of summertime. It has to be Hellman's; but you know that. I'm sure the recipe is in the archives, somewhere, but I'm too lazy to look.

Trending on the lake are party boats. We looked into the purchase of one. The price is staggering. The cleaning, wrapping and storage fees for a long harsh winter - ugh.

Tempting? Sure. Necessary? Positively not. Just can justify the cost, so maybe for now we'll just enjoy watching the fifty or so that have popped up on glassy waters. One rarely sees a Hobie, these days, including our own… those sails were soooo pretty.
The operative word for the season? Lazy. You know…" lazy, hazy days of summer." Just watch how Mambo does it.

Giving thanks.