Our summer heat finally arrived about the middle of July... after a long cool spring and early summer, we had not really seen any temperatures over 80 degrees. We are so blessed here, in that our nights cool down into the 50s and 60s, and sometimes even 40s. So we can sleep well at night with our windows open, and then early in the morning, I close all the windows, turn on the fans, and the house stays cool until mid-afternoon, and then by 6:00 or so, we open windows again, and the cool breezes return. The blooms in the garden have brought me much joy, and I've been busy harvesting the produce that it has been producing... enjoy the short video of a peek around my garden.
|In the evening is when I like to weed, gather produce, |
and just enjoy the cool evening air after a heat-filled day
and most always the evening skies are filled with God's best masterpieces to enjoy.
|This has been a wonderful summer without the smoky skies that we've had for the past several years, making it easier to get out, and enjoy the mountains. |
|We've seen some magnificent vistas on our rides, and it is always so |
much fun to explore new trails.
|Huckleberries are also out now, and they are such a wonderful treat to find. |
|It is always refreshing to find waterfalls along the trails, and this one was especially beautiful, cascading into a little pool of water. We happened upon it, on one of the trails we were on. |
|A panoramic view of one of the majestic vistas on our ride. |
|Some pensive pictures taken of our furry crew recently...|
|This amazing rainbow appeared in the skies one evening while I was working in the garden. |
Rainbows always remind me of the Lord's promise,
and they fill the world with such wonder each time they appear.