Deep breath in. Long exhale. ahhhhhhh. Summer. It feels good, doesn't it? We are in the midst of another heat wave. Last night I made the most of it by going for a solitary dip in the lake after dark. A massive blood-red moon was just rising behind the mountains. It was a gorgeous night. Have you ever gone swimming in the dark? It is beautiful, though slightly unnerving as you can't see the bottom. Then I start to picture a giant sturgeon brushing past my leg and you should see how fast I can get out of the water.
Last weekend we went to the Vanderhoof International Air Show. My husband has been so excited to take Kesten to see it, since Kesten loves to point out every plane and helicopter he hears. And he had a blast! Although he loved the parked planes more than the flying ones. At the beginning of the show, a clown gave Kesten a foam plane and he held onto that thing throughout the rest of the day. In his car seat on the way home he sleepily said, "Plane. Thank-you, Clown." Awww
I've been experimenting a bit with painting during nap times lately. I've been trying out watercolours again and the other day I did a Ted Harrison style painting of our old church on the lake. I remember having to do Ted Harrison style paintings in school as a child and it was fun to do it again as an adult.