Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Johnville Bog in June

Here I am again! Oh, how I love this place.

I like to take a photograph both with my back to the sunβ€”




β€”and facing the sun. I love to see the light on the plants and the clouds.




I love the kettle lakes, formed by receding glaciers.




I love my family as they follow me.

To show them my love, I take 137 photos and choose my favorite one.




I love how quiet it is.




When we walk through the bog on the way back, the light has changed again!

I love it!




Iris follows every photographic suggestion. She is the perfect model.

Akiva refuses to pose as I wish. He is a different kind of perfect.




I like the curve of the boardwalk, the light of the late evening sun,

the smile on Akiva’s face as he runs at the camera for 43 more photos.

I chose one of my favorites.




I love this place!

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

On the Couch Road

Akiva loves to play with his cars on the back of the couch in front of the north window in the library.




He explains to me that it is because this couch has roads.




Whatever these cars are up to, I suspect that it is something that should definitely not be done on a road.






Saturday, June 12th, 2021

I told Akiva that if he wanted to learn to swim,

it would be a good thing to practice floating on his belly.


Sunday, June 6th, 2021

On the Island


In the Trees











Throwing Rocks









River Sitting







Woodland Napping



Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Tea with Monsters: A Grand Celebration

To celebrate the arrival of the Pestalotiopsis monster into the family, we had a tea party.





Iris brought Peggy, Napua, and Rethabile.





Akiva brought Hymie, Pest (who sometimes accidentally sits on his tail), and the Lego Monster.





Pest was not at all happy with mere tea, so Akiva cooked him up a big skillet of stuff.





…waiting for the stuff to finish cooking…





…almost done now!





Hymie & the girls drank tea.






Pest had a bit of everything.





We didn’t serve the Lego Monster because he only eats people and we don’t serve people at tea!









Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Tunnel Bridge in the Sandbox