Earlier I wrote about the sea shell collections and how I display them. When July rolls around I just make a few little changes to prepare for our nations’ birthday.
There are a few larger flags, saved from celebrations past that sit in potted plants and flower vases around the house.
Most of the summer is red, white, and blue around here. I’ve made little seasonal changes here and there. I’ll change it up again when fall approaches.
I enjoyed preparing for the festivities. Here in the Southwest July brings another special time of year, the monsoon season. The day will start off hot and sunny but by mid-afternoon thunder clouds loom over the mountains. Sometimes all we get is lots of lightning and thunder, but on other days we will have a deluge, more rain than our streets and arroyos can handle. We had our first big storm two days ago. We scrambled to move tables and chairs up away from the puddles filling the porch floor. Some of the rain was rushing in through the door but some began seeping in from the porch roof. The rain was badly needed without a doubt, and I’m hoping it will storm again today. From where I am sitting I see the clouds building over the mountains. It’s time to go check it out and make sure we are ready for the next round of Mother Nature’s spectacular show (and time to start planning those roof repairs.)
Thanks for listening. Take care.