I am not dead or dreadfully ill, but I have been both busy ( writing my new column, volunteer duties for the Humane Society and working on a musical montage video for Pecan Ridge Productions. I love video editing but it is time-consuming work) and somewhat under the weather. And that’s true in more ways than one in regards to the latter. My FMS is flaring as the grey skies and gloomy, wet weather linger with us. It is an unhappy combination.
Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day . . . like in about a month. I swear, this has got to be one of the soggiest summers in south Alabama I have ever experienced. It’s late July and we have often faced drought conditions by now, only likely to be alleviated by rains in hurricane season.
Not this year. This was our road this morning BEFORE the latest torrential downpour, which came less than two hours later:
The continued rains are causing headaches for our local farmers, forcing the cancellation of a lot of outdoor events, and making us all go a bit stir crazy, not to mention bringing on fears that a bad hurricane season could mean LOTS of trees toppling in the over-saturated soil, causing widespread damage and power outages (which we experienced with Hurricanes Opal and Ivan). Almost 5,000 Pioneer Electric Coop customers, including yours truly. lost power yesterday. We were among the lucky ones who had power restored within an hour; many did not get the lights back on until today.
Things are certainly still green here, what with all that precipitation. But I long for a bit more of the sun–even though I have to be so careful with my pale eyes and skin. I miss it this year! So I have to edit it into some of my photos . . . though I have captured a few somewhat blue skies. A touch of it here peeping through on the right . . .
But already turning grey in a photo taken earlier on the farmhouse’s brick front porch. Definitely needed some sunshine enhancement here!
I am certain my canines wouldn’t mind a bit more sunshine and some dry days, either. We have gotten in a few walkies in between the showers in recent days–new pics!!
Rascal with his soulful caramel brown eyes.
That elegant and charming lady, Seabee.
Our sweet, exuberant, green-eyed puppy, Buddy.
I mentioned Facebook. It’s a good tool for me to promote our video production company–the last couple of events we’ve booked have stemmed from there–as well as a place to promote our humane society and the current pet photo contest for our calendar. I have had two generous donations made via PayPal here (thank you, thank you!) and several photos emailed or linked to me. Here’s one of them . . . lovely Sammy as photographed by his proud owner, Sebastian, aka Gisborne’s Boy. 😀
Our deadline on entries is a week from today–July 31–so there’s still time, folks!! Visit our Facebook Page and “Like” https://www.facebook.com/BCALHS?ref=hl
And speaking of Facebook, I do find some fun stuff there~
Come on–who doesn’t love a smiling hedgehog??? And I find some wise words, too~these courtesy of Hayley Williams of Paramore . . .
And then there are images that just make you giggle like a kid. Which is very nice, too.
Benny returns to the doctor tomorrow for his follow-up. I can tell the antibiotics are taking a toll on him. He looks so tired every night, poor thing. Supposedly we will have two rain-free days Thursday and Friday. I guess I will believe that when I experience it.
Saturday, I am planning to attend this:
Courtesy of The Greenville Advocate
Methinks it will be fun. 😀 I plan to video it. If you haven’t visited our Pecan Ridge Productions FB Page yet, check it out at https://www.facebook.com/PecanRidgeProductions?ref=hl I fear I’ve neglected it a bit of late, but girlfriend can only do so much multi-tasking, it seems.
Some actual Mr. Armitage is planned here for later, my darlings.
Oh, and I have a Facebook Page for him, too. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Armitage-Effect/204658943015664?ref=hl Go show it some love, too, if you will. 😀