Boating in the manicured yard

We had our first boating opportunity of the summer last Saturday. We’ve had a lot of 90-100 degree days already, but for some reason, the high last Saturday — the day we went boating — was only 78 degrees. It’s still relatively early in the summer, so that means the water temps aren’t very warm, either. Regardless, we had a great time swimming in the lake. We got the tube all hooked up and ready for the real fun but then the boat wouldn’t start. The engine acted like it seized up, so we flagged down someone to tow us back to the marina. No problem. It was still a fun afternoon.

Austin didn't like the water temperature too much.

Austin didn’t like the water temperature too much.

All ready to tube but no engine to pull us!

All ready to tube but no engine to pull us!

We’ve been slowly working on small projects around and outside the house. After a month of watering, I have a pretty clear picture of where my sprinklers are inefficient, so I’ve been moving, capping, and adding sprinkler heads around the yard. In the house, Jen picked a bunch of pictures to print and hang and went with the display shown in the picture below. It’s a nice addition to the family room; some of the pictures are great and some are just fun.

This is the photo wall in the family room.

This is the photo wall in the family room.

Finally, we have some neighbors who are very good gardeners so Leah decided she wanted to get out and take a few pictures. These are a few she snapped with my camera.

Flowers at the Brown's

Flowers at the Brown’s

Flowers at the Brown's

Flowers at the Brown’s

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One thought on “Boating in the manicured yard

  1. Great pictures showing the good times you are having. I’m impressed with the pictures Leah took. (I especially like the bottom one.) I’m sorry the boat didn’t work. That’s not so much fun! But it was an adventure for sure.

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