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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Mid-Summer

A few days ago, we surpassed our normal yearly average rainfall--but it's only mid-July! There have been flooding problems and yet we desparately needed to get our lakes and rivers and the water table replenished. Things don't always happen evenly, but we find that we can cope with whatever happens.

It is so green here now and the flowers are blooming like crazy. People have trouble keeping up with the mowing and the weeding these days. One of my favorite things to see is a group of little house wrens bathing in a small puddle. First, I see water shooting up into the air. Then, as I get closer, I see the little birds splashing with their wings. After their bath, they hop up out of the puddle and fluff themselves up to dry. Very cute. It always makes me smile.

Today it isn't raining and the sun is out. The air this morning didn't feel as heavy with humidity as it has been. It felt almost cool in the light breeze, but, being July, it is now feeling warm and humid again. I run the air conditioner more to get the humidity out of the apartment than because it's particularly hot.

Nature always makes me think of our Heavenly Father and what a lovely world He created for us to live on. We take it for granted usually, but when we stop to think about this gift, among many other gifts, we can feel very loved and appreciated.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Barb said...

Your description of the house wrens made me smile too. :)

7:16 AM  
Blogger Mary A said...

They are cute little birds. In the winter, they also fluff up--to keep warm.

10:51 AM  

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