As it gets more and more into the middle of summer, it becomes more unbearable to go outside. Like, it’s pretty much 100 degrees and higher until 8:00 at night. So, to actually get out of the house and to not be a homebody, we decided to take a drive up to Mt. Charleston.
We got lunch at the local diner, and it was SUPER packed; families with squirrely kids, adults surrounding the bar, and a duet singing 70’s songs peppered the restaurant. We were seated next to the windows, and got to enjoy the vast forest landscape. As you can see, they had bird feeders strung about, and I got to take this quick shot of a hummingbird going in for a sip.
After lunch, we walked around the trail near to us, and took some nice nature shots. It felt AMAZING to not be in the burning heat and helped me to remember what normal weather actually felt like. Here’s me looking interested in something behind me.
We enjoyed the wind passing through the trees, making them shudder. My mom said that it reminded her of Pocahontas. It was like the ‘colors of the wind,’ with the leaves being blown in the wind, causing them to shimmer like sequins. It was refreshing to actually see some nature that wasn’t being scorched by the sun. But only a month left, and we’re off to fall people!!!