312: Boom boom boomPosted: August 1, 2011
Noah joined me on my walk this morning. As you can see from the above photo, the day started out sunny with a few clouds building on the horizon. It’s gone from hot, bright, and sunny to cloudy and thundery this afternoon. There’s an almost constant rumble in the background, the sound of storms off in the distance.
The creek and pond levels are incredibly low. We’ve had a bit of heavy rain this afternoon. I don’t think it will raise the pond or creek levels, but it was good for the garden and trees.
Noah and I spent a lot of time back in the woods. He’s asked for a photo (possibly a poster) of the woods for his birthday gift from me so I spent a lot of time taking pictures of views he thinks he will like. Since Noah likes the special effects that can be done in Photoshop and Picnik, we’re going to work on that over the next few days and see what we can come up with. Whatever we end up with, I promised him a limit edition. I’ll have to get his permission to post it on the blog.
Yesterday was tons of fun. I especially enjoyed the time with my granddaughters. The Exquisite Emma and I went out for a walk and picked a beautiful bouquet of flowers. She decided on the flowers, and I cut them for her. She arranged them very prettily in a blue glass vase. I’m positive it’s the most wonderful arrangement of flowers in the whole wide world, and I told her so.
The photo doesn’t do it justice. I didn’t have time to grab more than a few quick shots of the bouquet, being busy spending time with Emma, Maddy, and the rest of the family. The Magnificent Maddy is as cute as ever and enjoys singing. One of my favorite moments with her was listening to her sing Dynamite. Cute, cute, cute.
Noah’s birthday bash went well. The ice cream cake could have used a little early thawing (it was difficult to cut), but otherwise was scrumptiously delicious. M and Noah did a fine job of making both the cake and the ice cream, and putting it all together. Kudos to them.
Tomorrow M the Younger and Merdi (his wife) will be joining us for the day. Those who have followed my blog for a few years know that my father, as a deacon in the church, officiated at their wedding ceremony. Prior to that he had performed baptisms and funerals, but never any weddings so this was his first wedding. I think he’s performed a few more since that time. At any rate, Dad was so thrilled that they asked him to perform the wedding, they have become favorites. I know he’s looking forward to spending time with them.
The thunder and lightning are announcing that the next round of storms is moving closer. I should probably shut the computer down until it all passes. Even with surge protectors, I’m old-fashioned enough to think it’s better to turn it all off rather than have it blown out by lightning strike.