You know how I mentioned last week that those that think it rains all the time should come for a visit because we need visitors to bring the rain (since we all know rain follows out-of-towners)? Well, we must have had some visitors this weekend, because we finally got a little bit of rain.
I know, I know. Big whoopee-ding-dong, right? But it is! Because it’s been hotter than normal around here, and everything is drying (or has dried) out. Big time.
I noticed some Facebook friends were scoffing at the notion that the heat returning this week (after only a 2-day reprieve) was ‘newsworthy’, considering it’s not as hot as, say, Arizona for instance.
But considering our ‘typical’ weather for this time of year is normally a wonderfully pleasant mid-to-upper 70’s (and no humidity, yo!) and the higher temps (with maybe a smidge of humidity) saves itself for the late summer, mid-to-late August for a very very short time, having been inundated with the heat early on (and extended) is a big deal.
In spite of the excessive heat (in Pacific Northwest terms, mind you), I love the warm days and do not, by any stretch of the imagination, miss the humidity we had coupled with the heat in Pennsylvania. Give me a dry heat any day! Not to mention that we were smart and had central air installed, so we’re cool as cucumbers on the hottest day.
That, and today Princess Nagger and I will be setting up one of these in the backyard:
Hopefully the spot we have picked out is level enough, because we don’t want any delays enjoying the 15’x48″ of fun. Heh. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Speaking of cool… An awesome photographer, Kevin LeFevre, took this beautiful shot at first light at Glacier National Park in Montana:
Isn’t that amazing?! While parts of Glacier are closed because of the Reynolds Creek Fire, most of the park remains open, including Bowman Lake area, where this amazing photo was taken. Now I want to go there!
And now for something funny… This shows the normal dynamics of cats vs. dogs:
No matter how big the dog is, the cat is always in charge.
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
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