Jul 12, 2011
Garden? What garden?
Whatever happens, happens out there. Woke up to temps in the 90's already, we won't say what it is right now :)
Yesterday we went to the beach-
That's hubby swimming, he takes it pretty serious out there with his fins and distance.
Here it looks like he decided to keep playing in the sand after the kids abandoned him.
You know you are at a military beach when you can wave to the Special Ops guys and they wave back at you!
This is a busy area since we are at exactly the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where it dumps into the Atlantic Ocean. I like the beach here since the water is shallow for a ways out, perfect sandy bottom with no rip currents - perfect for kids and swimming.
In the evening we headed out again, this time to the ocean which is closer to us, for some surf fishing. A different military base this time, and we were about the only ones on the beach. The air was much cooler here this time of day, but very heavy and humid.
Hubby doing the pre flight checks on my pink rod :)
Finnegan caught his very 1st fish last night, a little croaker!
Loch fished hard, but no success. We missed fishing the tide by about an hour but there's always next time. He had already had his "1st Fish" a few years back in northern Wisconsin, so I'm glad he was able to let Finn have his moment without too much upset.
We fished on into the evening, enjoying the early appearing moon.
Finn's a regular fisherman now, although he was having trouble with the "catch and release" concept. One day he'll catch one that's big enough to keep and then he'll have something to compare his first catch to. I explained that you would have to have a whole "mess of croaker" in order to get enough to eat!
I hope these guys have photos just like this one when they are 20, 40, and 60 years old - I'm not normally a very emotional mommy but this sight brought a twinge of a tear to my eye :)
Today is a different story - over 100 degrees so I'm canning the past few days' worth of tomatoes and enjoying Finn's suggestion for the ideal Jalapeno seeding outfit...
The colors of the orange and yellow Hillbillies with the pink Brandywines looked so pretty I didn't want to blend them today so I just canned the stewed chunks with pepper, garlic, oregano, marjoram & basil from the garden, will be good added to chili or pasta in winter!
Think cool thoughts, y'all!