26 July, 2020             Slender

Some blog posts are more portly than others. This one is slender. But not invisible! Although it was not slender, this frog at Deep Run was nearly invisible; I almost walked past. I was looking for snakes (reptiles) but was fortunate to come up with an amphibian instead: 

Frog (Bullfrog I believe) at Deep Run Monday:

I missed a lot of good pictures this week. Skinks move super fast in this heat. Dash actually does move fast (like his name) from time to time but not often. He knows the sound of the UPS driver and the FedEx driver; he’s sure they’re bringing boxes for him. He loves the smell of cardboard in the morning: 

Dash in his Tuesday box (one of them)

Dash in his Wednesday box (one of them)

Dash waits for us by the door when we go to the river (and when we walk around the neighborhood) but I don’t think he’d care for Pony Pasture. It was already hot when Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I got on the water at 9:00 this morning. The river was around four and a half feet deep today – not a ton of water: 

Mackey, Yuki and Turner as our hike was beginning this morning

Have I mentioned – perhaps I have – that Evelyn has us getting produce from a farm share called Agriberry? We pick up a mixed basket every week. This was our basket from Wednesday. Peaches, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, blueberries – and they tasted better than they look! And they look really good! Peaches and cherries have pits; everything else goes in my oatmeal in the morning: 

Editing this picture made my mouth water

Despite the baking temperatures, Evelyn is bringing out the best in the plants in our yard (and in our house). How about if I close with a rose. This is from Wednesday – and have a great week!: 

Too bad you can’t smell these! What a treasure.

All best, 


PS I’m about to hit “publish” on this – and Evelyn’s over at a friend’s house! It’s unedited! So all mistakes are mine. Hopefully not too many! Have a great week!

About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.
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