Can you believe it’s already July?
A refreshing rain shower cools things off almost every afternoon, but until then, the air is as thick as soup. I’ve lived a lot of places, but I’m certain summer in the South is what central air was made for. Whew!
The sky is too interesting to stay indoors all the time right now though…what with the color and clouds changing so much throughout the day…so we still spend a good bit of time in the rocking chairs on the porch. Our hardworking box fan helps keep us from overheating and it’s amazing how much a cool drink can help bring your body’s temperature down.
I’m out here in one of the chairs right now as a matter of fact. It’s 5:29pm and several of the once-white cotton-y clouds now hang low and gray. Won’t be long now ’til the sprinkles start. Then it’s a guessing game because we never know what the wind will do. Some days, there’s barely a breeze at all and the rain drops like tears, straight down on the street. We can sit here in our chairs and just listen and watch until the air feels cool and the clouds are done crying.
Other days, the wind starts to whip and we’re forced to spring from our seats so that we can push everything to the center of the porch where it won’t get as wet. Sometimes we try to keep rocking near the front door, but we usually retreat indoors if the shower starts spraying sideways. 🙂
Because we never know what the weather will be like in the middle of the day, Kevin and I have been taking our walks right after breakfast and then again right as the sun starts to set. I brought our camera out with us this morning and snapped a few photos along the way.
Some days Steevenson comes with us, but most days he wants to stay home with Granpé and Granmé. I love it when he skips along, but I have come to cherish the quiet strolls with Kevin so much too. He’s always been a walker, but only recently have I started tagging along. I see why he’s hooked on it now though and I highly recommend it. “For going out, I have found, is really going in.” (John Muir)
How’s the walking weather where you are, friend?