Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Last Saturday...

The day was hot. Very hot. Over 90 degrees in early June. And humid. Always humid. Too hot for doing much of anything. How did people live in this climate before airconditioning?

But, Daddy is a genius.

We put on swimsuits, grabbed some towels and water shoes, headed to the creek. Oh yes! This is what summer was made for.

The place was cool and green. The day was bliss.

We saw
sunpennies dancing on the water,
black dragonflies with one perfect stripe of irridescent turquoise,
a single butterfly with zebra stripes
We heard
the soothing rush of water over rocks,
birds singing their love songs from the branches over our heads,
Sloane shrieking as she jumped and splashed and laughed
We felt
the bounce of the bridge as we crossed,
the icy shock of the water,
the gentle kiss of a fish nibbling on toes
We were


Anonymous said...

My love,

You have descibed the day perfectly. I think it will be one of those days that we will always think of and say, "Remember when...?"

Like the day:

when we stopped in Aurora on our honeymoon, or;

when we picniced at Blue Hole, or;

we took Sloane to see Twelfth Night in Tulsa, or;

we toured Gaineswood on our first anniversary, and so many others.

I love you,

Relyn's Husband

Jaime said...

That luscious green water looks so tantalizing...I wouldn't have been able to resist at least dipping my toes in!
Perfect way to bask in the warmth of the day. (Or is warmth too subtle of a word for the heat you are experiencing?)


Krista said...

This looks like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday! I enjoy reading your lovely blog!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wow! I felt like I was almost there! Your butterfly picture is amazing!

dutchbaby said...

Sloane is one lucky young lady to have parents who model how to openly express their love for each other with so much joy, romance, and admiration!

P.S. Your butterfly photo is divine.

Jessica said...

It seems like you had the perfect day! What beautiful words to describe it-and the pictures, too!! I hope you will have many more days just like this soon.

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