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Bunny rabbit lounging around in the front yard trying to stay cool in a patch of shady grass.
This is supposed to be the last of the hundred-degree days for a while, at least. Hundred-degree days aren't exactly rare in Denver, but they usually don't show up this early. In a typical summer, I might take a mini-vacation up into the high country if I saw a heatwave like this approaching, but so far, this hasn't been a normal summer for me.
But despite my lack of ambition and an abundance of laziness, I'm doing my best to get things done as early as I can during the summer so I can have the rest of my summer to do things I want to do instead of things I have to do.
I think I will put the little Bronco camper on the back of the truck after I have the truck emissions tested this coming Tuesday. Putting the little Bronco on before I actually need it gives me a chance to test it driving locally for a while, instead of just before leaving on a mini-vacation.
Plus, having it on the back of the truck puts me in a mini-vacation mood. And allows me to haul off and take a mini-vacation without giving it any thought, making any plans, or maybe not even telling myself I'm gonna go until I leave.... I like to surprise myself like that.
I know, I know, most people make plans, and some people even enjoy making plans. But to me, freedom is happiness, and plans are anathema to freedom. My idea of the best way to travel is most of the time I will have a destination.... And that's it. No times to get there, no routes to take, no things to do along the way. Those details are decided as I travel, based on how I feel at the moment.... I call it the freedom to enjoy every day while traveling plan.
Unfortunately, these times are such that being able to boondock comfortably is about the only way to travel without plans. And if you throw in a lot of folks on vacation and all the current Covid campers, I don't think it would be possible to take a "spur of the moment" mini-vacation without being able to comfortably boondock for as long as need be.
The more details I see when I take close-up pictures of flowers, the more amazing they are. The tiny black things you see on the left of the green bud are smaller than a human hair and with the hairy things on the other side of the green bud they look like Velcro. And oddly enough what you see is where the green bud splits open to let the flower out.
Here you can see the green part of the bud that's already opened. And if you look close you can see the little Velcro looking parts on the edges of the green part.... Are flowers held together with Velcro?
I woke this Rose up in the middle of the night by shining a flashlight in its face.... They don't like it when you do that.