I See You #alexandermcallsmith

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“Look at those clouds,” said Jamie, gazing up at the sky. “Look at them.” 

“Yes,” said Isabel. “They’re very beautiful, aren’t they? Clouds are very beautiful and yet so often we fail to appreciate them properly. We should do that. We should look at them and think about how lucky we are to have them.” 

“Look at the shape of the clouds,” she said. “What do you see in those beautiful clouds, Jamie?”

“I see you,” he said.” 

― Alexander McCall Smith, The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

Kohl’s #kohls

We have company so I wasn’t able to post yesterday!  We went to the water park Kalahari so I will post about that tomorrow.

The other day there was a big cloud formation over Kohl’s in Madison, Wisconsin.  It was hard to see how the photo was being framed while looking at the camera’s digital screen because of the sun and flare.

I love all the Vera Wang products at Kohl’s.


It Finally Rained! #rain #wisconsin

It hadn’t rained in our neighborhood since May 25, 2012.  Last night it finally rained!  We could see the storm coming from the west.  Although it took me awhile to truly believe it would rain.

Many of our plants were starting to die.

The only plants doing well are the weeds.  Look at how green that sucker is!

If you are wondering…HELLLOOOOO…why don’t you just water all of your plants?  Well, we want to conserve water.  So we have to prioritize.  We watered our most important plants and trees.  We watered our veggie garden twice a day.

Here is an important tree that we watered, our evergreen tree.

This tree is very meaningful to us and we don’t want anything to happen to it.  See how crunchy and dry the grass is!

So, I know you want to see this.  Here is a photo-by-photo account of the storm!  Whopee!!!

Could it be possible that we will really get rain?
Yes, rain might happen! It think it’s going to rain!
Yep. I see a squall. It’s going to rain.
Yes! Rain is coming!
Nature is amazing!
It’s raining!!!

We closed our garage door and moved to the front porch to watch the storm.  My son and I went out into the rain and got wet.  Loved it!

We are grateful for the rain!

My friend told me the best time to pull weeds is after it has rained.  It’s easy to pull all the weeds from their roots because the soil is soft.  I’ll take some weed shots before I start pulling.

So, off to the veggie garden I go.