It has been one of the rainiest summers I can remember since moving to Maryland twenty-three years ago. Last month we received twelve inches of rain. Usually by June we are in the middle of a drought and everything is brown and crunchy. A hurricane is the only thing that normally brings as much rain as we’ve received. Two pluses at least for me with as much rain as we’ve had is taking great pictures in the rain and everything is green and lush. The downside is voracious mosquitos and ticks. I’m hoping it is not raining tomorrow when the fireworks are taking place. I took the one fireworks picture two years ago just outside my home. My town sets off fireworks across the street from where I live.
I took the top picture at the art academy on Sunday. It is asparagus with knives and forks carved into the side. I loved it.
I’m looking forward to the day off on July 4th. No work at either job. I’m heading to my Mom’s for dinner and have invited my friend over if he has time. This sort of dating thing is a little confusing. I think it’s because I really have not dated since my divorce nine years ago. I’ve been on some dates with men over the years since the divorce but found myself settling and quickly finding I was happier alone. I’m no smooth operator. I feel like the awkward outcast when putting myself out there. My friend sounded happy with my invite for tomorrow but lord I stressed over asking him for three days. I’m still taking our friendship-relationship day to day and trying to remain mindful and in the present.
I’m looking forward to starting my latch hook kit tomorrow. I loved doing them as a child and teenager and indulged myself last weekend and bought a kit.
I hope to do some drawing too. I’ve taken all these pictures of flowers and animals and think I may start trying to draw what I see.
I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July if you are in America and Happy Belated Canada Day to those up north. Thanks for reading and stopping by!