It was a lovely day. I am so sad that summer is departing. I don't feel ready for these cool nights and I am pining for the summer bird song. Our sweet pair of wrens who had 3-4 broods in our yard this summer were quiet when we got back from Maine. The yard is so different with no constant bubbly song of our wrennie. I love the hum of grasshoppers but it feels like back-to-school and I am not ready. Neither are my children. Rob is ready and excited for his bike racing season, so he's one cheerful family member.
Lily had a great time at her wilderness camp this year where they painted each other with mud and clay from a river in Vermont.
She tried her painting skills out on Georgia and me on a rock in the stream. She drew a crescent moon on my forehead and swirls on my cheeks in crushed bricks.
Cookie loves a shallow river, She gets nervous about swimming so this spot was perfect
Georgia had a turn, too