The weeks of Summer are flying by. It won't be long until we're bidding this month goodbye and welcoming in August..the dog days of Summer! It's been a much warmer season than last year. We've had many 90 degree days and much humidity. That has also led to rain and a good growing season. Our tomatoes, beans and green peppers are coming along nicely and today we enjoyed the fruits of the garden with fresh green beans and some salsa I made yesterday. But sadly this month we had to say farewell to the only tree that shaded the house. Anyone who's followed my blog knows our property is surrounded by pine trees. When we moved in 16 years ago I was inspired to call our place "Whispering Pines", which also explains the name of my blog.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
It's been a week since July 4th and the weather and happenings are pretty typical for us. It's been warm and sultry the past few days with a few severe storms just for good measure. Monday the city of Ashland lost power in many places including the hospital. You can imagine the panic of the families who had patients in the OR. We have back up generators that kick in pretty quickly but it sure seems much longer than 5 seconds when you're in the dark! Monitors, anesthetic machines and most of our equipment have battery power so no danger there. Once the surgeries were done we weren't allowed to do any elective stuff until we had regular power. We've had lots of rain and I'm not one to really complain about that. It means I don't have to water the gardens! I don't know why that makes me so happy but it does.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Again the 4th of July finds me at the Pines without even a sparkler to light! Jack's at Boy Scout Camp and I'm on call today. But it's all good because we have beautiful weather and so far I'm not working. I have many projects in my brain and will do a few but will mostly enjoy the quiet and probably take Chubbs for a walk in town. There's a steak in the fridge with my name on it...with a few tidbits for the 'ol Chubbers too. We did have a fun celebration early over the weekend. Sunday we all gathered to enjoy some ribs and to just hang out.