Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Typical July

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.
My hydrangea bush is flowering nicely! The blooms look pink here but they are really a pretty blue.
This angle makes them look bluer!   I hadn't been on a good walk in the cemetery for a long time so I stopped by the other day.  Thanks to the patriotic holidays we've celebrated all the graves of folks who served in the military were decorated with flags that the Boy Scouts put up before Memorial Day.  One section of the cemetery has many Civil War Veterans and someone donated money to spruce it up a bit.
The stars that mark the graves of veterans were cleaned up and fixed where needed.
Sure looks nice!  But there was another new addition that was super nice too.
This beautiful bench was placed there  by the VFW.   What a nice way to say thanks and honor those that have served and those who are buried here that lost their lives for our country.  Glad I took the time to walk and notice all the changes.  Makes me proud of our community.
This little dude was enjoying the day in the cemetery too.  Lots of deer make their home in the woods that surround the property and they are not very afraid of humans.  Probably feel pretty protected here with no hunting allowed in city limits!  More storms are predicted for late tonight/early tomorrow in our town.  Hope it's a beautiful day where you live and you're able to take a walk around your community.   You never know what or who you might meet.


joeh said...

Even 5 seconds in a hospital without power must be a little worrisome.

betty said...

Such a cute visitor! I can imagine everyone at the hospital silently counting one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three, one thousand four, one thousand five and then hoping the power comes on through the generator.


Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, YaYa!

It must be disconcerting when a storm k-o's the power in a hospital in the middle of a major procedure. I'm glad your facility had backup systems in place. Thank you for taking me along on a summer stroll around your property and community. That cutting from your hydrangea bush reminds me of the ones my dad planted along the foundation of our house. The blooms were showy and drew many compliments from our neighbors. You found peace and inspiration in the cemetery. I admire the craftsmanship of that handsome bench donated by the VFW to honor veterans. You were lucky to have a photo op with that young deer grazing in the grass.

Thank you for the July update, dear friend YaYa!

acorn hollow said...

We have had very similar weather here hot humid and then rain and strong storms.
Love your flowers so pretty.

Julia said...

It reassuring to know that surgery in progress can continue on emergency power and I can understand why elective surgeries are put on hold. It must have been a big storm to knock out the power. I hope that you get some nice sunshine. It's been raining little showers on and off here but not enough to drench the ground so I had to water the vegetable garden. The ground was bone dry but it's hard to get the baling done. Humidity is so high. It's raining out now and I need break from working on the hedge.

Your Hydrangeas are beautiful. Mine are still just budding here. Love that great photo of that deer in the cemetery mowing the grass. A lovely sight with all the flags.

Hugs, Julia

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I always love it when the rain takes care of things outside, then I can get caught up inside!
Have a lovely week,

Rick Watson said...

I don't complain about the rain either. We can deal with that. Drought is a different story.
That's a great picture of the little deer in the cemetery.

Munir said...

Thanks for such a nice post. Yes rain does help plants and trees and we get a break as well. Don't get me wrong . I love plants and love to water them too. However we have a problem with the quality of tap water so we use spring water. When it rains we save those bottles.

Donna said...

Love the deer pic!! Another fair contender? I don't ever remember a July this green thanks to all the rain!

phann son said...

We have had very similar weather here hot humid and then rain and strong storms.