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July 6, 2014

Al fresco

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 7:32 am
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Yesterday, day 16 of summer, was definitely a day to be outside. Hurricane Arthur left behind a day with very low humidity, gentle breezes and a high temperature of about 80°.

I started my time outside by removing a frog from my hot tub! Yes, you read that correctly; a small green frog was enjoying some steamy conditions when I opened the cover. No idea how it got in there since the cover is always closed when not in use. I guess there must be some gaps at the edges of the tub. (In my shock I forgot to take a picture!) It looked kind of like this one from last summer, but bigger.
frog visitor
I scooped it up and placed it out in the yard away from the hot tub.

Later in the day it was time for mowing the lawn, followed by listening to the Red Sox game on the radio.
looking around the yard 2
Far too nice of a day to sit inside and watch on tv.

When the game was over (Sox won dramatically in the bottom of the 9th), I decided to try out my new float in my new pool for a little while.
pool float
I purchased a twin sized air mattress meant for sleeping on. The warmth of the felty side on my back while my fingers dangled in the cool water was a pleasure, and so very comfortable.

Only Sarah was home with me last night, and I wasn’t quite ready to retire to the inside come dinner time, so we dined al fresco. Perfect way to complete a lovely outdoorsy kind of day.


  1. Frogs always find a way! I have an albino one that sits under the deck on the edge of the pool. Can’t even scare him away. Sounds like a great day in the sun.

    Comment by Mike — July 6, 2014 @ 8:56 am | Reply

    • I get those little albino ones sometimes too! It was a good day – thanks Mike.

      Comment by Karma — July 7, 2014 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  2. Every once in awhile a little tree frog will find his way into the house, and we have one that always takes up residence in one of the baskets I hang on the wall of the front deck for repellents and such. Floating on water? Pure heaven!

    Comment by Carol — July 6, 2014 @ 9:49 am | Reply

    • Frogs are apparently more tenacious than I ever realized!

      Comment by Karma — July 7, 2014 @ 7:42 am | Reply

  3. Those little frogs can look so cute. I think your pool is wonderful. And so is al fresco with Sarah.

    Comment by Kathy — July 6, 2014 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Kathy. Interestingly, last night, Meghan was the only one home with me and the two of us had dinner al fresco! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — July 7, 2014 @ 7:43 am | Reply

  4. […] *If you don’t know my previous frog story, please read this post. […]

    Pingback by Okay, what is it with frogs lately? | Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — July 8, 2014 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  5. Can’t believe the frog survived the experience !

    Comment by sybil — July 10, 2014 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

    • There is a couple inches of edge space between the water and the cover.

      Comment by Karma — July 10, 2014 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

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