Remember the clover field we had in our backyard that was a feast for the baby bunny? Well, this is what it looks like now:
Even the weeds are screaming:
Yep, everything around here is singing this song:
Oh, the summer pattern of hit or miss showers/thunderstorms. It misses us more than it hits. I can look over the field in front of our house and see it raining in the distance, but it always seems to blow right by us.
Before you get all excited, those flowers in the picture are our next door neighbors. Who spends a lot of money on the upkeep of his yard. (His grass isn't crunchy.)
Last night the wind blew, we saw lightning, and we heard thunder. "This is it!" I thought, making plans in my head about what I was going to say about it in my post (since I had written the above yesterday afternoon). Guess how much we got? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I absolutely couldn't believe it. And, this morning, I woke up to the girls' water bowl hitting the side of the refrigerator. My schnauzer was trying to get the very last drop from her water bowl. At 5:30 a.m. Waking me up. So, being the good mom I am, I got up and filled up her bowl while she eagerly awaited to get the wet stuff to quench her thirst. 'Cause it's awfully dry here. And hot. The cool front that supposedly came through last night bringing with it less humidity and temps in the 80's? I'll believe it when I see it, because right now, at 6:30 a.m., it's 72 degrees with 93% humidity.
I want to thank everybody for your kind comments, words of encouragement, and prayers for my back. I had been going to the chiropractor but stopped going in April. (Okay, just let me say this: I know there are people out there who think they are complete quacks; I used to be one of them. But, since I had been going, my instances of IBS have been practically none-except for a couple of very minor episodes- and I had been feeling great. So, I really think there may be something to it.) Well, I went back on Friday, and he said I definitely aggravated it. (Thanks, Dr. Obvious!) He adjusted me, and I went back for another adjustment yesterday. It's so much better; I'm about 80% back to normal.