Here we are in mid-August and the afternoon rain continues. Now it is accompanied by much cooler than normal temperatures. Yesterday's high was only 62 and this weekend is expected to break records. There is little doubt that this year's weather has been the strangest in my memory.
While the Golden Girls do not like the rain, they are delighted and energized by the cooler temperatures. They wake up ready to romp.
Here they come running down the driveway.
Grabbing a few of the rays to be found
Lucy looking out at the rain
Lucy flying back in a recall
You have likely read about our fair state or seen us in the national spotlight. Our governor signed the oppressive voting legislation into law. (Thank you SCOTUS! First you allowed Citizen's United to buy our State election and then you struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act.) Fortunately, the people are mobilizing and the protests are turning into action.
A quote has been in my mind recently. It is frequently attributed to Helen Keller and other times said to be an anonymous one. The words vary somewhat, but it surely speaks to all of us:
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and even if I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
On this cool and rainy weekend, my neighbor is hosting her three grandsons (ages 7, 13, 15), each of whom is bringing a friend! She is going to try convince them that Sliding Rock (here) has been declared a Polar Bear test of courage for young men. That mountain water is FRIGID in the sun and high temperatures. I cannot imagine it in 60-degree cloudy weather. So I'll not complain about being indoors knitting or reading this weekend.
Whatever your plans or weather:
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!