The Week In Seven Photos

After hiding indoors due to the heatwaves and World Cup, I felt it was time to catch up on the neighborhood chatter.  This little one was still celebrating my favorite baseball player, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, winning the MLB Home Run Derby.

Instead of watching exciting football matches, it was a week of watching disturbing world news and press conferences on MSNBC that left me begging my mother to cover my ears.

Thankfully the swans were in a silly mood and had no desire to chat.

An evening on the deck with one of my favorite authors, Daniel Silva, reading the latest Gabriel Allon novel where “he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.”  I may need more wine.

After watching Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg, I was ready to find someone from a younger generation to talk about the movie and the great 80’s nostalgia, but they’ve been too busy enjoying the outdoors instead of watching movies.

I was hoping for an afternoon on the lake to finish reading the great bestseller, The President Is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, but the Great Blue Heron was refusing to let me in the paddle boat until we finished our discussion about the movie The Leisure Seeker and the wonderful Helen Mirren .

Anybody else seeing red this week?