July 21, 2016
The pool is somehow more serene this year. It is cleaner, for sure, though there are still the occasional twigs, leaves and acorns. And it is warmer, definitely - it has already hit 88 and the dog days of summer have just started. I think it seems more serene because you can really see the sky now, in so many directions - there is blue above and below, it is no longer under a canopy of leaves. We can easily spot the sea planes when they are buzzing along the shoreline. And there are fewer creatures that end up in the pool.