July 22, 2011

this is summer.

Due to the large dome that insists on covering the United States, things are a bit hot.  And when I say a bit, I actually mean a lot.  Too much to be exact.  When the thermometer reads 101 degrees, and we start sweating the second we step out of the house, we are having to get creative outside.  We go outside for our sanity.  Seriously, I think I'm drowning in the green beans that are being canned and the applesauce being frozen. :)

Enter the hose ... and the baby pool, which has somehow survived thus far.  It's times like this that make me glad we have well water.  We can use as much of it as we want for as long as we want.

Not only do we sweat when we step outside, but my camera lens looks like this:

It's difficult to take pictures with your lens looking like that...

We grow a garden.  A big one.  And just like the baby pool, it has somehow survived so far.

I love when friends come up to me and say they had some veggies from our garden.  It's even more funny when I know we didn't give it to them, but someone else did.  I love that.  It makes the sweat and the dirt and  the labor all worth it.  Maybe.

Yes, we may be really hot.  Yes, we might complain that it needs to snow "right now or I might die."
But, this is summer.  Get over it.


  1. We ate some of your green beans the other night...they were really good :)

  2. It really is hot - I actually like the way the humidity fogged up your camera. I mean, I certainly try to avoid it, but it does add for an interesting effect.

  3. love the fogged up picture--it actually looks really cool! love the other shots, too. :]

  4. Wow, yeah it's really hot here too! And any time I bring my camera outside it gets fogged up! :[ Very irritating. :P

  5. can't imagine living in such hotness! the hottest we get here is like 75 degrees

  6. Oh my gosh! You're an awesome photographer! Love your pictures!

  7. I know what you mean... It was so hot in New York on Friday... 100 degrees to be exact.

    Your pictures are lovely... Every time I check your blog I just stare at the beauty of God's creation and how you portray it so beautifully!

    So hot right now,
    Kianna Rose