I decided to take a drive to the Amish store yesterday. It’s the first time I’ve been shopping there since last March. It felt good to go for the drive and to pick out my favorites only found there again. They make the best baked goods! My two favorites are “maple braids” and “lemon sticks.” They were out of the braids but the lemon sticks, which are like puffy long johns sliced horizontally with a thick layer of lemon filling in them and a dusting of powdered sugar. Oh my! I also found 12 oz 100% soy scented candles made locally for $3 less than what I have been buying for them, so I was a happy camper.
After going to the store, I took a long way home and stopped at one of my favorite stopping places, called Brown’s Pond. It’s more like a long, bending lake. They’ve built 2 overflows at the end that empty into the Sand River. The road dead-ends into where the pond empties into the river and there is a walking path from there. Within the last couple of years, some moron has put a “No Parking” sign up. Yes, like that’s going to stop me. Call the cops, go ahead!
This is looking to where the pond curves off to the right in the distance. It’s deep here and there are lots of fish in that water.
A neat looking log lying in the water near the shore. I liked the effect of the sun on the water, which looks like cells to me.
more neat waves
there are two overflows going into the river. this is the larger one. this is a fairly new structure
doesn’t this look like heaven on earth? it’s so peaceful here! the sound of the water lulls me
some beautiful wildflowers growing nearby