We recently took a trip to our old farm for several events, including attending a funeral, swimming, and going out to eat. I didn’t take pictures of the first, but I did of the other two. 😉 If you like swimming, ice cream, or summer adventures, you might enjoy this post! I’d love to hear about what summer adventures you go on after you finish!
And since that’s apparently all the intro this thing needs, let’s get straight into the post. 😉
It was good to be back at the farm where we used to live for a day. The land still looked beautiful even under a cloudy sky. There aren’t nearly as many silos, dairies, or maple trees where we live now for some reason.
I’ve driven on this road so many times! Isn’t it strange to go back to a familiar place with a new perspective??
Even though it started out being a cloudy day, my siblings (minus Logan) and my cousin Jianna decided it was warm enough for swimming. 😉 Our very generous neighbor kindly offered the use of her pool whenever we want to come! It’s wonderful!
Guys, look how CLEAR and BLUE the water is compared to our duckweed-covered pond. :’D It was also a lot colder. But we managed. 😉
ISN’T THIS THE BEST EXPRESSION EVER?? It’s edited kinda weirdly, but I LOVE THIS ONE.
I’m not sure if this would have been better without the black and white portion or not… I kind of like the limited colors, but it’s also a bit distracting. What do you think?
I love how the water almost glows in these pictures! Such a pretty blue. ❤
Heh heh. I think my siblings were having a “smallest splash” contest. Not TOO bad, Jeff, but not too good either. They were rating each other, but I forget what score Jeff got here. Maybe a five or something.
Jianna’s expressions are great. :’D
Eventually, everyone got tired of swimming, so we got out and sat by the diving board to refuel with some snacks. 😛 This is rather a random picture, but Jeff’s neon swim shirt reflected in Megan’s eyes in a really neat way. Isn’t is so bright?
Right before we left I found a mulberry tree with ripe berries on it! Yum. Have you ever had mulberries? They taste sweet and mild. Also they stain your fingers quite a lot, but then most berries do. That’s part of the fun, right? 😉
We left the pool in Gram’s beloved little white truck. She’s had it for years, and it has been included in many fond memories with the cousins (and some not-so-fond memories, like when my brother accidentally ran over my foot O.o).
Our neighbor boards horses, and she must have boarded this one for a while because I think this specific horse might have appeared on my blog before. O.o
The soft greens look so pretty together. ❤ I love the highlights on the corn leaves! This field looks super healthy.
We drove up to my grandparents’ house after the pool, which means… PEBBLES! 😀
A little while later, we all left in our respective cars to go out to eat at a BBQ restaurant. It had decent food, but the atmosphere was quite odd – it felt like a ghost town or something; with a big, beautiful interior, no lights, hardly any other customers, and only one waitress. Since they didn’t offer dessert, we went to Dairy Queen for ice cream afterward. 😉
Mmm, this is making me hungry. 😛 I love the crisp chocolate coating on the dipped ice cream. What kind of ice cream do you normally order?
For myself, I got a Reese’s Blizzard. So, you know how they serve the Blizzards upside down as their trademark? Welp, I took it outside and turned it over to take a picture, only… I guess it had been out in the heat for too long because ARRGGGH IT JUST WENT “SPLAT” ON THE GROUND. So much for my dessert. I took this picture after it had melted the rest of the way on the sidewalk. *sigh* Thankfully, my cousin generously shared her tasty sundae with me, so it was all good. 🙂 Still. That was unfortunate.
We ate at some outside tables, beside these gorgeous flowers. This is one of my favorite shades of purple. ❤
After we had finished our ice cream and the cousins had talked over many ambitious plans for the summer, my family and I drove home. We stopped at an overlook on the way to enjoy the pretty mountain scenery one last time. The only good-ish picture I got was of the weeds in the foreground, but oh well. XD
Ahh, fun times, fun times. 🙂 One of my favorite parts about summer is how many adventures we go on with family and friends. And now that I have pictures of this one, I can remember it all year round!
What is your favorite part of summer? Would you get an ice cream cone or a Blizzard? (And has your Blizzard ever fallen on the ground too?)
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 35 mm lens. Edited with picmonkey.com.