I woke up too early and couldn’t get back to sleep, so off I went, camera in hand to work via the lovely Sammamish River Valley.
What a treat to be out and about before the world.
A while (April) since the last proper walk so we made up for things by not wearing shoes.
Our previous Wallace Adventure was slightly chilly, so with the temperature soaring past 20 Celsius we headed for the busy-on-Memorial-day Wallace Falls State Park.
Lot’s to see, and lots of muggles too. Even the odd
hatched eaten egg.
At lower falls there were some fools jumping into the pools. Stylishly.
The boys camped out and were as “Snug as a Snooza”.
We left nothing but the footprint from the big fat frog.
H and I took the new bike for a proper ride along the trails in Redmond Watershed.
It’s a sweeping up-down-left-right ride through beautiful second growth forest.
H was biker-tastic, even managing a to get some air (controlled) on one downhill section!
Fay has banned this from being shown to the children; something about nightmares.
Still, that won’t stop me from inflicting it on everyone else. Ha.
Long story involving: boys versus parents nerf battle in the garden (parents won, thanks to cammo); boys versus parents footie (boys won, big time); and then having a camera in hand to shoot the evening sun in the trees and thinking
“I wonder what that stuff was that Fay smeared on my face”.
A mirror might have been the more sensible choice.
Another May in the Garden pic.
Apparently this is a ‘Daisy Thing’, also known as a ‘weed’. But since it’s about the only colourful thing that hasn’t been eaten by the rabbits, deer, possum or our friendly neighbourhood cougar, I think it’s quite lovely.
For the first time in a long time, or at least since last May, me in a suit.
Fay, being the stylish one, cleverly wore something different this year.
Our third May in America.
This year Fay and the boys have been doing wonderful things with the tubs on the deck. It’s beyond deer height you see.