okay so this is not an image representative of august (it was oviously taken in early spring) but it does express how i feel now that the horrible heat has broken
sunday afternoon a cold front moved across our area bringing four seperate thunderstorms one after the other and dropping more than two inches of rain! and yes, cooler temps came too 24 degrees cooler
we are sitting outside each morning for tea once again feels like ages sinceit felt good to sit outside in the mornings
it was very bad timing to leave the garden our friend worked hard watering for us and we really could not have done much better and it always amazes me how much better the garden grows with rain rather than irrigation.
hopefully this is it the last of the horrible heat. september is almost here and the late summer flowers can hopefully begin their second flush and the blooms in the fresher, cooler air will linger longer.
as a child i had nightmares about it that and a tornado coming down our street. and of course in both horrible dreams i felt powerless to get out of the way that's the nature of nightmares isn't it.
i've always attributed the tornado fear to watching the Wizard of Oz the fire fear came from a volunteer fireman-father who did an overly superb job of educating me regarding the danger.
i've tried not to whine too much the last week of dry weather and forecasts of more high heat and no rain--even inside my own head--since wildfires are burning homes out west where because of copious rains last winter the resulting lush vegetation is now dry tinder feeding blazes.
so today i post a water photograph yes, to escape to and because my sister has this wonderful belief-a kind of optomistic twist on murphy's law--no, that's not really it--it's more a basic sort of faith: water is a magnet for water, she says. so not only does she water the garden because it needs it but also with the belief/hope that as soon as she is finished hauling heavy watering cans, wrestling with hoses and collapsing in a heap of dirty sweat once she has done all she can do the rain will return.
whatever it takes
here's praying water will come to all the places we need it.