Had a very active Friday and Sat – so today is rest day as usual. For some crazy reason, John and I went jogging last night after a 15-mile bike ride earlier in the day. I only did 2 miles (20:40) and he did 3. My legs were kind of stiff from Friday’s strength workout plus the 18 mile ride that day. Sort of a brick, although spaced quite a bit apart.
This morning was a bagel at Cool Beans:
This was a white bagel, which is a rarity for me. Topped with sunflower seeds and reduced fat cream cheese. I chose this bagel because the wheat ones looked really small and I was super hungry. John did get a wheat one and noticed the size difference LOL!
Here it is almost August and some of my flowers are just blooming. This cool weather has got some of them all out of whack. And my annuals are very stunted. Salvia isn’t even close to blooming.
The doppelganger echinacea are in full swing. I love this plant (so much so that I took it with me from IL when we moved a few years ago!). With pretty liatris in the background:
One of my other favorite plants is almost in full bloom. Butterfly bush! This starts out as a stub in the ground and is now over 5 feet tall. I love it. I used to have a yellow one at our old place, but couldn’t find one to replace it, so got the davidii one.
Closeup of one of the flowers. They smell like honey, too. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds go nuts over these.
Black-eyed susans have just opened this week.
Not too much exciting in the eats department today. I have managed to not snack all day like I tend to do on Sundays (so far, at any rate). Dinner was a chicken wrap with hummus and feta cheese. Awesome combo!
And more blueberries. I can’t believe they are almost gone. I swear there is a blue tinge to my skin today. Gonna have to go again, because I didn’t even make any jam like I was going to!
If you watch the Today Show – check it out on Monday. They will be doing a vacation segment on Lake George – which is where we bike to frequently. Featured in posts like the Elvis day and early spring. It really is a beautiful place. The Adirondacks are venerable old mountains with a ton of history in the area.