The month of July has been hazy but not lazy. Weather here at the Northwoods cabin is splendid. Absolutely NO complaints about this at all. One day of rain the whole 19 days we have been up here! Temps in the 70-85 range every day and cool nights for sleeping. Who could complain????
All our guests have been happy and helpful and fun. The wine on the pier in late afternoons has been glorious. Who can say that about all the guests? Many of listed "projects" are getting done (although a few have popped up that I didn't have on the first list. You know how THAT goes.) One thing leads to another. A leak in the roof needed fixing that we did not know was there...stuff like that.
I found a new bird (King Bird), we were able to gift our old boat to someone on Craig's list that was happy to have it, and the loons have a baby this summer. I must report they are behaving very oddly. We think there is another loon trying to use our lake. The birds are very territorial and so they have been "wing paddling" in agitation all over the lake. You can see videos that on google if you look up "loon behavior". It's quite amazing and we have never seen it before. We hate to see them distressed but apparently it is normal behavior for agitated loons.
I've been out canoeing several times, swimming, and enjoying lots of puzzles and card games. The guests have been doing most of the cooking so no complaints there! We are about half way through this first vacation time. We hope to come back several more times this summer in August and September!
The sketchbook has not been used as much as I would like and I've not been able to squeeze in time to join the sketch group up here as I hoped. We are having more company than first planned and that's okay. We love seeing everyone. And it's fun to share the lake with folks. So my sketching is somewhat scattered. My list of "to do" is NOT getting done at all! Sigh. But we'll have about 4-5 days between guests later this week and I am determined to get onto some of my chores.
Below is a Zentangle I did before I left. I can't remember if I posted it before. I probably did. But I found it on my desk top where I leave things for the blog and so I'll just include it in case.