The hazy days of summer have definitely developed in the Portland, OR, area! While driving into Portland about a week ago the car thermometer registered 104 degrees...a rarity here. I have really been glad Teresa and I have been able to go swimming as often as we have, but we got to the pool Friday only to find that it was closed for repairs :(
Somehow though, even though I hate being hot, I have found myself opening the car windows and relishing the warm air wafting in as opposed to closing the car windows and turning on the AC. I have been enjoying donning my sunglasses to avoid being blinded by the fabulous blazing sunshine. It is the warmest, sunniest summer I can remember in the seven years I have lived here and I am relishing it!
Some of our family gathered at our home to celebrate USA's Independence Day on July 4th. My oldest granddaughter lost her upper front tooth. [a milestone :) ] I planted some pretty striped red geraniums. My oldest granddaughters got cooled off by water from the hose. We have picked blueberries from our bush and cherries from our wild cherry tree.
Then, several days ago Tammy from T's Daily Treasures sent a beautiful doily she had crocheted for me in thanks for our blogging friendship. She blogs from her home in Kuwait, a part of the world that I would know much less about were it not for viewing her interesting posts, and I hope you will visit her through the link I posted above if you have not already done so. It fascinates me that common interests in things like crochet have introduced me to bloggers from around the world! Thank you, Tammy, for your generous gift which is currently under the sugar bowl on my tea tray. Sweet :)
What has surprised you lately?