Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ahhh blessed rain!

It's been sooo hot here...temperatures in the upper 90s and even 101, 102, 104 last week! On top of that, it hasn't rained in weeks, so everything is fried to a crisp. I've refilled the bird baths every day, and it's been marvelous watching the birds bathing and jays totally submerging themselves in water by flapping their wings to get it up over their backs and robins jumping in and fluttering joyfully. This morning, i awoke to the sound of rain on the roof and trickling into the rain gutters. What a wonderful sound!

The only drawback...i'm leaving this morning for Maine for a week's vacation with my father and sister, reprising family vacations last taken in 1998 when the (as yet undiagnosed) early stages of my mother's Alzheimers made her unable to cope with mixed weather and a new cook at the music camp. I hope the rain doesn't mess up our respective plane flights, but other than that, it's a welcome relief.

Hope everyone is well...when i get back, i hope to blog about the Vermont Quilt Festival that i attended at the end of June (and met sweet Karen LR from sew and sew life) and of course the cats (all well!) and catch up with my blogging friends. Be well!


  1. Have a lovely holiday. We too are having a little heatwave here in England too! well it's a heatwave to us!!

  2. It is good to see you blogging again.
    I'll look forward to your posts about Maine and the Vermont quilt festival. I attended one of the earliest ones--in Northfield, VT, I believe.
    My late mother also suffered with Alzheimers--a pitiful deterioration to watch and for a family to cope with.

  3. So glad to see you posting again! Enjoy your vacation, hopefully it will be cooler even though we have been hot way up here too.

    We look forward to your posts to come!

    Goldie, Shade and Banshee

  4. Good to see you! It's been very hot here too - but of course, not as hot as it is up there (we are thankful for that!) We had a bit of rain last night also - not really enough, but it was SO nice.

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Maine with your family - and that it is cooler there!

    Hugs and purrs from Katie and the cats.

  5. Have a great time!

    And thanks for the nice comment about Yuu-Chan. He is now on gentamicin and we're very much hoping it will do the trick for him.

  6. We are glad to see you back. enjoy your vacation and try to stay cool!

  7. Have a great vacation. We will look forward to hearing from you upon your return.

  8. Have a good break and enjoy your time away. It's still winter here and rather chilly.