I took the original photo at the zoo in Omaha in the desert exhibit. Such a sweet little face.
We’re swimming today. Really going to be hot again. So this is the best thing to do. But on Sunday, thunderstorms are rolling in and cooling off things. Yay!!! Supposedly, we’re having thunderstorms and cooler weather through Thursday, but I’ll believe it when I see it. And then the temperatures shoot back up. This is unusual for it to be this hot for so long so early in May.
I managed to get 3,000 words yesterday on the story. Which was great. Only 3,000 words behind now. Hopefully, I can keep it up as long as I can figure out more story as I go.
Seagull is from Daytona Beach. Mermaid created with Daz3D.
I’ve been working all morning on trimming back crepe myrtles. I don’t top them, but I trim off the lower branches to form a nice tree. The peeling bark on crepe myrtles make the trunks just as beautiful as the foliage and flowers. So one is blooming! It’s a red, but its flowers came out pink this year. lol
And I have two beautiful volunteers are realize are weeping crepe myrtles. I love them, but never bought any. I was trimming the base of them too so they would grow up a bit and other plants below them could still do well. I love weeping trees. They’re majestic and it adds something unique to the garden.
Well, little one is here, so we walked and will do the splash pad later this afternoon. It’s going to be another scorcher today. The mermaid has the right idea, stay in the water and stay cool!
I love storm clouds so take pictures whenever I see them. Yes, we did get rained on when we were out and about. One of my favorite signs–I have a picture somewhere–is: “Don’t Feed the Alligators.” And it’s no joke.
Hope you all have a great day! I’m off to get my writing jump started. I’m at the halfway point on Highland Wolf, yay!
I captured a few more shots than I originally thought, yay! I was rushed out of there–kids and grandkids weren’t as fascinated as me. lol
Little one is here. We took our walk early because it was only 68 degrees, yay! It’s supposed to be 93 so very hot. We saw a great blue heron and a great white heron, but I didn’t have my zoom lens, just my phone and it doesn’t take good pictures.
Managed 3,000 words on Lachlan’s story yesterday. 47K words to go. Yay!
Butterfly at Wild Kingdom. I love butterfly exhibits and could stay in one and take pictures all day.
I’ve done some weeding. I could do a ton more, but I want to write. I caught the rat that was eating my tomatoes and chewed a hole through the fence. But of course there are tons more. I heard one in the wall yesterday afternoon, scratching like it was as big as my 15 lb dogs. I thought it was them! Until I saw them watching me, waiting for me to get rid of the rat. ugh. Time to call the exterminator.
I managed 3,000 words, 4,000 behind still. But if I can get 3,000 a day, that whittles down the amount by a 1,000 each day. Off to write!!
I’ve been up since 5, so what have I been doing all this time????
White butterfly at Wild Kingdom butterfly exhibit.
I did manage to walk with my granddaughter and we went through three rain forests, aka sprinklers on showering the sidewalks. It’s already hot so we were looking forward to having fun in the sprinklers. lol
And I weeded, and I’m still trying to cool down, but now we’re inside until she plays on the splashpad in the shade. It was 103 yesterday, but we had a lovely day! I only managed to proof 5 chapters, and have 90 more pages to go. Hope to get that done today.