Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Droughts and Heat Advisories

I can't believe I'm still struggling to pack and move in this heat, but yes, I am.  In fits and starts; in bits and pieces.  A few hours a day but I'm becoming hopeful that it's beginning to add up.  My goal is to have both Dad's house and my rented sculpture studio emptied by the end of July--two weeks to go.  And once everything is under my "new roof" then the process of making sense of it all will begin, but hoping without so much pressure or heat....

So my blog has been neglected and I'm chagrined to admit that I was just de-listed by Project Wonderful so going forward, no one can post those ads here anymore.  I took the PW windows down as they seemed to be emptily mocking me.  Somewhere down the road, when I'm operating on all cylinders once again, maybe I can rev up my blog, it's traffic, and it's Project Wonderful spot.  But for now, I'm not very focused here as there are simply too few of me and too few hours in any given day....

But I've got some interesting photos to share here.  I found a couple of gems in the midst of this not too attractive heat wave and drought we continue to endure.

 The ephemeral pond on the farm is the new home this year for a pair of Sandhill Cranes and their new youngster.

Here's a closer look-so glad this water didn't evaporate yet!

Grass is mostly brown and dormant BUT the weeds hang on.  I've never seen a Canadian Thistle this small, put out only one blossom, but it has popped up during our break from mowing.

We still get together for food and weekend family fun, but are very careful about campfires these days.

And Dakota really, really likes the food her cousin Bella gets...and really likes the visit, too!

Stay cool!


Lin said...

It's too hot to move. Or blog. Or do much of anything else. Ugh. I'm just weary of this summer and all of it's too-early brown.

My mom (and Emma) came out to your place 2 weekends ago to spend the day relaxing and enjoying the quiet. They were sorry to have missed you--but she LOVES it there and hopes to come out camping soon. They had the lake to themselves and Em said the fish were nibbling her elbows. :) She got a huge kick out of that.

Keeping my fingers crossed for SOME rain...any kind of rain. Even spitting would count these days.

Ann said...

Ah yes, there just never is enough hours in a day. And around here it's getting pretty brown too with all the heat we've had.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"WillOaks Studio" has been included in an edition of Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July for 2012. I hope this helps to point many new visitors (not to mention customers!) in your direction.



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