Weather in SW Michigan ...
Typical July hot with daytime temps in the 80s. Supposed to hit 90 today, but even that sounds cool after the three digit temps last week.
We need rain. The cornfields are looking brown. The grass is dead.
When we moved from the city of Battle Creek to rural VanBuren County twenty-one years ago it was like moving to a different world. One of the things that puzzled me was meeting cars being driven down the middle of the country roads.
A few weeks ago I mentioned this to my neighbor. He told me people drive down the middle of the road so that when they encountered a deer they can swerve in either direction.
Do I believe this? Could be. It makes as much sense as any other explanation.
It's time for the annual ant invasion.
Starting a new osteoporosis treatment. Each one I've tried has resulted in unacceptable side effects.
I am reading...
Nothing at the moment. I've been wasting too much time reading. Instead I'm wasting time updating my blog.
I am hearing...
The fan whirling and the news on the radio.
The deer fly swarms are thinning out enough so there's a 50-50 chance of brushing one off before it bites. The dogs and I walked out to the bluebird nest boxes and I was surprised to see a female birdblue fly out of one.
This is late in the season to start a new bluebird family so I was even more surprised to find five pretty blue eggs when I peeked in.
When I leave home, I've been wearing one of my paternal grandmother's rings. My aunt told me none of the stones are real except maybe the little opal.
'Little Gram' was a small lady who lived on a farm in rural Minnesota. She had eight children born at home. The first was born in 1900. Thinking about what her life was like bloggles my mind.
The rings are a reminder that even on what I might consider a bad day, I am extremely blessed.
Driving and nursing Mom when she has dental surgery tomorrow. Trip to the grocery store and Goodwill. Where did all this stuff come from?
Giving thanks for ...
All the beautiful birds that use my property for nesting or just stop by to visit.