I have too much to do to be sitting here in front of my computer, but here I sit, anyway! It is raining again, but I am hoping for a break in the rain this afternoon because we have a photo session to shoot. The couple is getting married in September, so we don’t have a lot of time to get their engagement shots done! We have a wedding next weekend, and all manner of stuff going on in August, then we’re at September! Can you even believe we’re halfway through the summer??
The rain has made July seem more like April, with milder temps than we ever have this time of year, and all the rain. I know that when this lingering system is gone, there will come all the complaints about the heat. August is our hottest month, and it’s doubtful the rain will last through the next 6 weeks! I, myself, am looking forward to it – summer is my favorite season, even when temps soar to 100 degrees! I’ve always said I’m like a lizard – I have to crawl out of a hot rock to get warm!!
The mornings are a favorite time for me right now. I have finally gotten my habit back of taking my Bible and notebook out onto my patio for a bit of quiet time. Most of the time, Bill is working in his barn, so I hear the clinking and knocking of his tools in the background. It’s a beautiful sound to me, and it only seems to enhance my gratefulness to the Lord for this life He’s given me. If I don’t sleep too late, I normally get my reading and journaling done just as Dannye Reigh comes out to feed her animals. She will often then sit with me for a minute before we go in to begin our day. It’s just a glorious way to begin the day!
Today, the rain sent me in just after I finished my journaling. I hadn’t slept in, but there were many distractions this morning. The electric company was cutting down a tree at the edge of our neighbor’s yard, so there were large chunks of tree falling hither and yon. Then I was texting back and forth with Pamela to check on her. She’s been sick with near pneumonia, but is feeling better today. Dannye’s female cats have taken seriously the command to be fruitful and multiply, and occasionally one meets with an early demise for one reason or another. It’s country life, and while we don’t necessarily like that part, we accept it. At least for the most part. Dan found one of her favorite kitties dead this morning, and it was such a sad time for her! She rarely lets it get to her, but this morning it did. Kinda puts a cloud of a different kind on the day!
I’m going to have to get off here. There are dishes to wash, and the appointment will be upon us before we know it!
Before I go, though, I have to show you one of my favorite things about humid weather – fungi! I love mushrooms! They’re pretty, and soft, and so intricately delicate!
God bless your day!