It is bright and hot and sunny and beautiful. In no time we are flying down the paved paths along the rivers. It's been so rainy the past few weeks, and everything is green and lush. Birds of all kinds call out through the trees. Arielle and I take the lead and I so much like riding with her.
Good thing we went early in the morning. By noon the heat is stifling. We come home tired, toasted, and relaxed. What a fun family time! But Liana had a bit of a struggle riding. Her bike is much too small. We decide we want to make biking more a regular part of life, so we head to Walmart to look for a new bike for her. She finds a beauty! It is like mine--sturdy and secure. She tries it out in the driveway--about the most difficult place to ride with the slope and the stone wall and the cars. Hopefully soon she can take it out on the trail.
Arielle tells me to look out her other window that faces the woods behind our house. To my delight I see thousands of lights flickering off and on from the ground all the way up to high in the trees. Fireflies! I can't believe it! I've never seen so many and they are so bright, glowing with their own silent rhythm. God's fireworks! And they go on and on after the finale of the local show. Arielle says she watches them every night before she goes to sleep.
A beautiful 4th of July. Wonderful family time once again.