It has been awhile. We have been busy with the now seemingly usual work of summer. The trees have been holding up. We lost a couple to some tree service people, basically cleaning up to remnants of last summer. The leaners that failed to fall enough got themselves cleaned up and a few giant branches that stayed attached and growing had to come down. Experts who climb trees to cut took care of these.
The first section of the dock go new wood. The patio had a spot wood repair. The garden is growing like mad.
I almost picked up a foot long turtle by its head today. Thought it was a dead water lily leaf under water, but nooooo. I was about to grab when something caused my mind to stop. It turned a swam away and I headed out of the water to look from the dock.