Oh Â joy. When you’re in charge of activities for two little girls and a dog on speed you dread the prospects of being rained indoors.
Not that we would have been, completely, had the forecast continued to call for 80% chance of rain as it did earlier in the week.
We’d have taken the “creek walk” in the rain, following Nameless Creek from the house to the “Fortress of Solitude” slogging along in our creek shoes, turning rocks, building dams, getting soaked. The rain would not have mattered, really.
But a little warm sunshine will make that cold spring-fed creek feel even better. And the butterflies will be out for tormenting with too-small nets. And the minnows in the creek and the crayfish will be easier to see with some sun, when it breaks through the low morning clouds.
Later today for the first time, I’ll be installing the Gibbon’s Slack Line that Ann bought for the girls. Personally, I have my doubts how much use it will get after they get frustrated with it. I tried to make sure they don’t expect to do THESE tricks on day one. Amazing, the balance and agility and strength some young folks have. I was one of them once, but decided to leave that way of life and get old.
And later today, contingent on a good room cleaning by the girls (age 5 and 12) I’ll show them the new iPad app — Musyc— that I downloaded this morning. Has anybody played with this cool tool
Lastly, this is one of the coolest discoveries I’ve read about in a long time. What an unlikely place to find this most unlikely–and oversized–insects, thought to have been wiped out 80 years ago by rats from a wrecked ship that struck the island. Some survived.