Last day of June, the cool of the night giving way to the heat. Lupines gone by, peonies past their intoxicating glory, local strawberries still in season. The garden a chorus of birdsong and bee-buzz. The meadows an explosion of gorgeous greens.
A week ago, camping on Lake Champlain, a symphony of blues – azure sunny summer skies, cobalt lake waters, and indigo nights. Time with family, outside. Waking to raucous flights of geese close overhead, up early watching the day emerge. A loon swimming just off-shore, an osprey soaring high, the patterns of clouds and waves, ever-changing. Gathering around the campfire at twilight, stars emerging, fireflies dancing in the shadows. And between dawn and nightfall, lots of swimming, hiking and biking. Savoring the (mostly) unplugged time away from office and electronics. Lazy summer days, time with loved ones, gone too quickly. A bit of the luscious month of June, savored lakeside.