V and I were at one of the local home centers late in the week and we stumbled across the end of summer clearance pile. We've finally got a use for our sand covered riding arena. OUR VERY OWN BEACH! For half price we got a 15' diameter above ground pool. Yeah, I know, it's late in the season to be filling a pool with 3000 gallons of water. But we haven't had much of a summer. And it was in the low 90s today. Perfect weather for a trip to the beach and we decided we deserved an afternoon off.
Filling the top ring with air.
A view of the beach.
V and I under the umbrella
The pool will eventually be about 4 feet deep but we were in it as it filled. I also took time to take a walk over the hills to look for wildflowers.
Great Lobelia (I think)
Thistles- even though they're prickly, they're still beautiful.
The Spotted Touch-me-Not (jewelweed) is also blooming but the flowers are so delicate it was too windy to get a good shot. We've also got wild bergamot (bee balm), white shakeroot and LOTS of others. It's going to be fun to figure them all out.