Staying cool in another epic heat wave.
Our first pumpkin.
Joey is hoping that we’ll have enough to sell at the farmer’s market this fall for a dollar each.
His optimism makes me smile.
My sunflowers are exploding this week, which makes me very happy.
Sunflowers are such happy flowers.
But sadly, no rain.
We haven’t had rain since the end of May, I think.
We’ve given up on watering our lawns, concentrating instead on keeping the vegetable and flower gardens alive.
On the road every morning by 7:30, logging between 5 and 7 miles a run.
Weekends I cut my runs shorter since I prefer to be lazy and get a later start.
I’ve been leaving puddles on the kitchen floor on my return home, and it’s been great.
But the best thing about this summer is getting to sit outside after supper in the porch swing.
The family is inside reading, playing computer games, watching baseball.
Outside are cicadas, hummingbirds and lightning bugs.
I think I win.
Happy July 1!