Last night the power went out again! More rain and muggy, so I decided to put hay nets up in the run-in.
Barb was here and by 8:30 Jen dropped Finn and Coop off. They will be here every Thursday until school starts up again. The weatherman said we would have storms this afternoon, so we went over to Christina's World around 11 for our first swim of the season.
Today Coop was pretty close to swimming on his own....he even managed to do a couple proper dives off the side of the pool.
As many of you have noticed, Tina has beautiful gardens and has taken many outstanding photographs.
Not only are there planters around the pool, she even has a flower box on the barn.
We had a great time and really appreciate having the opportunity to use this gorgeous facility. By the way, the water temperature was 84.
Home around 12:30. Had lunch and the boys occupied themselves with the toys they had brought to the farm. When Gary got home from his meetings, he took them out for ice cream and went to a playground. Came home soaking wet from the heat.
While they were gone I cut some flowers for the kitchen and dining room tables. Company tomorrow night. Our regular monthly get together with Tina and Roger joining in.
You know those smooth stones I have written about? Here is one of my "smooth stones." Now I have to think about some words to go with it.
Check out the difference in color when I took the shots from different angles.
I started getting things ready for dinner (Jenny and the boys joined us) when Barb called and said a big storm was coming through in just a few minutes. I had macaroni salad all made, grilled hot dogs, a fruit salad....and while everyone ate I went out to put the horses in before the weather went nuts.
Didn't get anymore food pictures.
It was getting pretty dark by the time I got to the paddock.
Barb came over and we set the horses up for the night.
Mustafa wanted to stay under the shed roof.
A real torrential downpour. The water was coming down in sheets.
By the time I swam back to the house, everyone was finished eating.
Coop was being bugged all day by a very loose tooth. He asked Grampa to pull it out but he couldn't do it. SO, Coop did it himself. What a brave boy!!!!
Everyone left...the rain let up....and didn't the sun come out!
Earlier I had taken off my soaking wet clothes and put on my nightgown...which I wore out to the barn so I could turn the horses out. Then I reset the stalls and took a couple of pictures.
Now, a black dot is showing up in all my shots....
and I have to send in my camera. This is getting old! It is the third camera I have had to send back in.
Can you see the dot in this photo?