On Sunday, we made a trip to nearby White Pond, a perfect little slice of heaven right here in Putnam County. It was one of those rare summer days with clear blue skies and low humidity, ideal for kayaking around the lake, jumping off the rocks into the water, hiking through the woods, and picnicking on the shore. Everyone got a full dose of fresh air, sunshine, and good clean fun! Even Cassie was able to join us - dogs are permitted and she wore herself out paddling around in the water, scrambling over the rocks, and exploring the woods. I wish we could spend more days together like this, enjoying the beauty of the earth as well as the company of good friends and family!