Another Tuesday, another sunny day. Oh my, but we have had this string of unseasonably warm and delightful days. So, if we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that all kinds of wildlife came into our lives this past week. I would also have to mention that if you are squeamish about creepy crawlies or slithery slimers, you should read no further.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you we had a four day weekend and I really needed that time "off". Off from early morning schedules, filled backpacks and homework done on time. Instead our week centered around bright splashes of colour and some unusual animal surprises. Our first surprise was a dragonfly in the house
We did our best to get him back outside but we feared we may have damaged him in the process, so delicate are his wings.
We also took a trip up north and were met again by these smiling faces
It was so warm we sat on our dock and if we were meeting for coffee today I would show you the view.
We felt surrounded by orange
in more ways than one, then because we were sitting on the dock, I would slip in this shot of one of the dock spiders with a ginormous egg sack under its body.
To get that image out of your mind, I would share some more splashes of colour that don't seem to want to go south, just yet.
There were masses of ladybugs and we discovered it was prudent to keep our mouths shut, especially on the bike trail.
We stopped to eat lunch here by these rapids
and I would tell you it felt more like June than October, except with less biting bugs than June usual brings.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you I had to suffer this face for a while on Saturday morning.
Riley had a sleepover with the wolf cubs and during that time one of the other cubs stole a toy that he had brought - a little green pig head from the angry birds game - and it irks me more knowing that it was another cub and not just another kid. For some reason I was under the impression that a boy scout would be less likely to be a thief.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that early Saturday morning I looked out my window and saw a neighbour's dog on my front lawn tailing the long cord she is usually tied up with and nobody on the other end of it. I ran outside in my skivvies to corral her in my backyard.
Mia is an escape artist and I thoroughly enjoyed my 7:00 a.m. phone call to my neighbor:
Neighbour: "Hello?" (groggy and little grouchy)
Me: "Hi Todd, it's Kim."
Todd: "Yeah?" (quite annoyed now)
Me: "I, uh, have your dog in my yard," (again).
This is not the first time I have either found Mia in my yard or caught her running loose and I've lost track of the number of times I've called Todd to come and pick her up. I suspect she found herself in quite a bit of trouble when she got home.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you we had one last gasp at Wild Willy's ice cream parlour yesterday
then came across this in the park
and I was fascinated with how it side winded its way back into the grass.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would share a link with you that gave us endless fun a few days ago and see if you don't find it as addictive as we do.
Then we would go over to Amy's at Lucky Number Thirteen and see some more of her weekend photos.