August – Heat radiating from the asphalt even at night, walking the dogs.
Small girl squeals in the summer night as we walk by – a sound much as fireworks on 4th of July. Those Safe & Sane, State Approved ground fire works. This is California after all.
Whiieeee. Mostly noise with a bit of glimmer.
When our great neighbors, fresh in from Michigan, did their first 4th of July on our street, I watched the eyes of their kids sink as the evening went on. All hope vanishing for something good to see. There was only going to be ground fireworks. Fizzling.
For many of us, there’s an endless string of disappointments, isn’t it? It’s for conditioning. I tell myself that.
Well, feeling thoroughly seasoned now.
Valiosa, being a great source of inspiration! The barn is never a source of disappointment.
Lots of hope, convinced this is going to be a fantastic fall, with tons of fun! Since I’m done marinating in the “seasoning” now.
With the super early riding hours, Valiosa hasn’t had any company in the arena at all. We really need some practice with that – she gets so distracted.