"In summer, the song sings itself."
The kids love going to my parents house. They have a pond and the kids are entertained by it for hours. He catches tadpoles, crayfish, frogs and salamanders for them to play with. Each creature has their own bucket and the kids love holding them. After a while, we need to tell them to give the poor things a rest. When the water starts to get warm, all the creatures are put back in the pond to wait for the next time everyone comes.
We had a nice day. It was a combination picnic for Carl and J. Carl just retired from teaching and J was leaving for the UAE. He was home for 2 months doctoring for severe back problems. The doctor finally released him and we are glad that he is better, but that meant he needs to get back to work. We hope to see him soon, but it was hard saying goodbye again.