It was a date day.
Total square footage for the home: 320.
Jim is wondering if we can get permission from our HOA to build one out behind our house for him.
Touring those homes was exhausting,
so we decided to indulge in eating a big juicy hamburger.
Then, we went home to rest.
After our naps,
we rented and watched a movie in the comfort of our own home.
It was my turn to pick a movie.
I picked, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
At first, I wasn't sure Jim would like my choice, but in the end, we both really enjoyed the movie.
Have any of you seen it?
What did you think?
After the movie, we took Boston for a walk in our wonderful part of the world.
It was a perfect Saturday summer evening.
In fact, it felt more like an early fall evening.
Will winter come early this year?
Immediately, as we walked up the street, we saw the field across the road a block from our home was filled with a herd of deer having dinner.
I counted nine.
A little bit up the road, I saw three more buck.
I think we are seeing the buck early this year. Usually, I don't think they come down this low until later in September. This is another reason why I wonder if we will have an early winter.
Next year, I must record when I first see the buck down in this area.
In the park, we see three doe.
They are always interested in Boston,
and he is interested in them.
While this photo isn't the greatest, you can see the field on the mountainside where I counted nine deer.
One of the doe lingers to watch Jim and Boston walk by.
With my iPhone camera, I was unable to capture the doe and her two fawns that were up on the hillside.
The fawns were scampering about as the mother kept a watchful eye.
This year, I've only seen the twin fawns, and they were born later than I saw fawns last year.
I did capture this photo of the doe feeding her twin fawns as we walked the other evening.
They were feeding right next to the walkway just three houses up from our house.
We live on Fawn Meadow View.
The street was well named.
I turned to my husband and said,
"It's just magical here."
"If you come into a million dollars and wanted to buy me a million dollar home with a fancy address,
I'm not moving."
"Priceless, our neighborhood is priceless."
(Yes, I do get frustrated when the deer and bunnies eat my flowers. "Look, now they've eaten the lupine and poppies, and even the bee balm." I must be honest in my frustration as I marvel at the beauty of of those who dine on my perennials.)
I really don't want to live any place else.
I love it here,
and I'm so grateful to live in such beauty.
That is how we spent our perfect summer Saturday.