We had the most spectacular thunderstorm last night, which brought with it much-needed rain for the second time in three days. After 11 months with no rain to speak of, this was very welcome – although it made the animals unhappy.
So everything today seems a little brighter and less dusty, and the sky is that brilliant, hard blue that you only get after a really hard rain. It’ll be in the 90’s today, which still feels cool compared to 104 – every summer I think about the intrepid souls who lived and worked and raised families here before there was electricity and air conditioning, and I marvel at their hardiness. Oppressive heat seems harder to cope with than extreme cold – but maybe it’s just because I don’t live in upstate New York anymore.
Seems like my camera is working again this morning – thank you, God! I probably need to take it in to be checked out, but thankfully it doesn’t look like I will need to do that on an urgent basis. If worst comes to worst, I have a little point & shoot I can use, but the picture quality isn’t as good. (“Quality” being a relative term, given that I am not a good photographer to begin with.) I’ve got some administrative cleanup to do (e-mails, etc.) then I’m spending the day in the studio with my best friend Kimmy, who’s coming over to play in the beads. In the meantime, a little more coffee and an attempt to organize some photos – I never came up with a good system for digital photographs, and I’m paying for it now. Do you have one you would recommend?