Thursday, June 03, 2010
Cool As a Cucumber
This is an old picture that I posted before, but since I didn't take my camera today, I decided to post it again.
It warmed up quite a bit yesterday, and actually got kind of hot. There was still a slight breeze, but by about 4:30 we were sweating. This morning felt warm too, so I decided that I wanted to walk the dog down by the Delta. There is a slight hill that I go over on my way down to the water. (Actually, I guess it's one very long gradual hill. The missionaries might disagree with my description and call it "hernia hill" or something. :) As I drove over the crest of the hill, I immediately noticed a temperature drop! There are advantages to living where I live, but for a slight moment I wished I lived nearer to the water.
Just as I thought, the breeze at the Marina was much cooler than the one by my house. It actually made my walk really pleasant. It's kind of fun to see the yachts and the water too.
Next to the Marina is a wildlife preserve owned by DOW chemical. It's kind of a marshy place with....hmmm... what do you call those? I always heard them called something like "Toolies". In fact, you can't even see the wildlife because the growth is so tall there. The first time I went there I took my camera hoping to get some pictures of water fowl. But I couldn't even see because of the growth. I should have had my camera with me today because as I was walking on the sidewalk that passes the preserve, a crawdad came walking across the sidewalk! At least he was headed in the right direction; toward the water where the boats are moored. Sally about went crazy from excitement! Man, did she want to catch that crawdad!
I'm not looking forward to the heat of this summer. If I had any sense, I'd move to where Looney lives. Wait...I should make that, "If I had any sense, and any money..."