Well, more lazy and hazy than crazy ... but nevertheless, summer has hit with a bang. From significantly cooler than the norm we've landed in our first heatwave of the summer. The Boarder is much more at home with the window air conditioner than our George ever was. George made his peace with it, Onyx is not bothered by it in the slightest.
The pool will likely be very busy today, so I'll be prepared to swim a very random workout. Speaking of pools, what used to be Timed Finals but is now Swimnetwork.com (beta) has a multitude of videos up from the Mutual of Omaha Swimvitational running this weekend. For your viewing pleasure here's the link to the 200 IM final in which Natalie Coughlin swims an American record.
Yesterday I finally started trying to choose some photos from Australia to have printed for the non-blog readers to see, so as I rediscover them I may foist a few more off on you as time progresses. I'm only as far as the Perth Zoo, and can see there will have to be an elimination round or the prints will cost a small fortune!
In the meantime, although I abandoned it in the formative weeks, and still have some weeding to catch up on, things are happening in the garden. I think after knocking down 3 attempts at nesting by paper wasps, they've finally given up and gone elsewhere. Very persistent hymenopterans! And while I don't have amphibians or reptiles to post like Brent and Shirley, here are a couple of nymphs for your viewing pleasure. A click will get you even closer, but they really are teensier than the image suggests.
And for those of you training and racing this weekend — have fun and be careful out there!
P.S. I did sort the blog out in its entirety later on Thursday. I'll end up an html whiz yet!