Monday, July 25, 2011

Hot Day

Today is cloudy, it's about 65 degrees, and we just had a refreshing rain shower. Yesterday we had a wonderfully hot, dry, sunny day.  It really felt like summer!!

This credit union sign we passed by said it was 100 degrees, though the weather websites say it only got up to 86. I took a picture, though, to record the event. ;)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Flag Flying on the Fourth of July

The house we live in used to belong to my mother-in-law. We moved here to help care for her while she was on hospice almost four years ago. It's our home now, and there are so many things here which remind me of her and which we are blessed to be able to use in our family and pass down traditions that my mother-in-law loved. One thing that was special to her, and is special to us, is putting up the flag on the porch on patriotic holidays. We continue to use the same flag, and here is a picture of it flying yesterday on the Fourth of July, Independence Day.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Black Locust Tree Shadows

We went for a walk yesterday at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA, and there were still blossoms in the black locust trees.  It's one of my favorite times of the year at the park, because they smell *so* good to me!  They are very interesting trees because their leaves are so delicate and their blossoms are so lovely, and yet their branches carry amazingly sharp thorns (I accidentally poked myself recently, ouch!). 

beautiful black locust tree

sharp thorns on a black locust tree
I'm linking this post to Shadow Shot Sunday.