Some Summer, A Little Late
Finally, some summer has shown up. It is a little late but much appreciated. Lots of sun, no rain and warm temperatures during the day. We are reminded that it is late in the season with the usual cool nights, (great for sleeping).
I have been working hard, inspired by the warmer weather, no doubt, so I take time for a wonderful refreshing bath in the river mid afternoon.
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The skies are blue with just a puff of cloud here and there.
My bathing spot at this small sandy spot on the edge of the river.
This is what the water is like. It is 2 feet deep here, crystal clear, cool, refreshing, pure and so soft (washing your hair is in leaves is silken.) I pump the water from the river to the house and use it unfiltered and untreated. Sadly, there are so many places where the water can be this good but isn't. It is among the most precious resources.
I love the wild iris , (Blue Flag/Iris Versicolor), that grow along the river next to where I swim. There are not as many this year due to the water level remaining high for so long.