|A view from my patio.|
The school year ended smoothly: final duties were fulfilled, parties happened, goodbyes were said, and I left my classroom well situated for a new beginning in the Fall. And summer began.
What lies before me? Summer plans? (I've got a few, but not much I really have to do. It should be a summer of doing-because-I-want-to's -- a mix of relaxation, productivity, and fun.
|A view from under mini-patio|
This weekend my cousin Dennis is in town. We had a BBQ and sing-along last night, and today we are trekking 130 miles south to Joshua Tree National Park. He's never been, and I know the way!
Today is Fathers' Day. Last year Dennis and I did a shorter day trip on his annual visit from eastern Washington. I think it's a fitting tribute to our fathers. Dennis' dad and my dad were brothers. Both have passed on, but we, their only sons, are "hanging out" today. It wasn't a big, planned tribute. It just is. And I think that our Dads would be glad. I am.
|Heidi: my security system!|
|A liquid amber: with seating for two.|