The simple pleasures of summer
It's raining again. So far this has been a soggy summer. I'm lucky I live in an apartment and don't have to worry about flooded basements. It's no fun. I've been there.
Every sunny dry day is cherished. One especially nice outing this summer was accompanying my family to watch a young eagle getting ready to leave its nest. I find birding an enjoyable hobby. It's perfect for senior citizens unless the birds are located in a faraway, swampy area. Bring me to the birds and I am happy.
Of course, summer is a great time to watch the boats sailing on Lake Erie. If anything in my life brings me peace and contentment it's being close to the water, watching the movement of the waves. The ebb and flow of the waves soothes and comforts me. Any problems I might have I give to the lake, letting them drift away to Canada. For a time I can forget life's occasional heartaches.
I treasure my time near the water and am looking forward to August, hoping for a little less rain and a little more time at the water's edge.