It will take practice to get the hang of the two string kite. My shoulders feel the effort this morning. My son and his girlfriend demonstrated the technique, and I was an enthusiastic untangler and rewinder. Happily, I didn't fall down into the deep cracks in the dry meadow trail. The clouds held no rain, and there's none in the ten-day forecast. Still, we are celebrating the end of triple-digit days.
We saw a good-sized snake closer to Rowlett Creek walking on the Caddo Trail at Oak Point Nature Preserve. By good-sized I mean imagine stringing eight toilet paper tubes together. That big. The drought is increasing snake encounters. My neck got a good workout looking up at the kite and down for snakes!
© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder