Saturday, July 12, 2008

Picnic On Fallen Timber

Our friend, Diana, invited the Meads and Dodson family out for a noon lucheon and swim. Her house is over 100 years old. It is a lovely place. Several years ago they added a swimming pool. The swim was great. It was sunny and 90 degrees today.

In the photo below, Judy and Diana are planning their Ester Williams routines. Esther Williams is a retired United States competitive swimmer and movie star of the 1940's and 50's She was famous for her musical films that featured elaborate performances with swimming and diving.

Sam, on the other hand, is checking out the techniques needed to enter Diana's aquatic environment. Dad Jeff is assuring Sam that there is no problem. Next week Sam starts swimming lessons at the Bridgeport city pool.

Success! Sam is safely in his float.

Grandpa is explaining the techniques that Sam needs next week during his swimming lessons. Grandpa is also telling Sam how he swam the English Channel!

It is out of the float and on to jumping into the pool with Dad's help.

Oh what fun! Diana surveyed the pool. She was the entomologist in residence and proceeded to extract bees from the pool's surface.

I am not certain what Judy and Diana are doing. It looks like a baptism to me!

I checked out Diana's new composter. This lady is amazing. The composter came in a flat box. The instructions for assembly states that 2 people are needed to put this critter together. Diana did it herself (while shouting strange vocabulary during the setup process).

It was time for lunch. We had wonderful sandwiches. Diana supplied shrimp cocktail. Yummy. She kept track of the number of those crustaceans that I devored.

Diana does a great job in her gardens and yard. The plants are thriving.

After lunch, Sammy and Dad played golf in Diana's fairway.

What happens when you get your ball in the flowery rough? What would Tiger Woods do in a time like this?

It was late afternoon and time to go. Sam was interested in Diana's space-age grill.

Thanks Diana for a wonderful afternoon!


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