"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Hello, Sunshine!

It's been a bit soggy in our neck of the woods.  It's rained almost everyday for the last month or so and our forecast is calling for rain 9 out of the next 10 days.  I'm seriously considering buying a boat. Today was one of the very few days when there was no rain at all.

Thankfully, though, the last couple of days weren't that bad. It sprinkled a couple of times throughout the day and came down really hard once or twice. I say "thankfully" because I was at the Relay for Life event and it would have been truly awful if it had rained the entire time.  It was kind of interesting though, it did sprinkle at the event, but it never downpoured, as I said before it DID downpour a couple of times throughout the day, it's just that it did so in the areas surrounding the fairgrounds where we were but it never rained buckets on the fairgrounds themselves. I don't think the rain would've dampened the spirits of most of the walkers regardless but it was nice that we didn't get soaked out there.   Even better, despite an almost completely gray, cloudy, blah day the sun managed to peak out right at the start of the survivors lap.  It really was inspiring. It lasted the whole lap and part of the next.  Some people may call me silly but I like to think that it was God smiling on them.  All told there were 57 teams, 389 participants and the event raised $44,758.16 for cancer research and support!!!!
You can check out more information about Relay for Life at the American Cancer Society website.

The kids and I took advantage of the little time we could get outside the last couple of days by going to the nature preserve and checking out the waterfall and the pond.  

The pictures aren't the greatest quality, there is a nice smudge in the lower left corner in each and every picture.  The result of Oldest saying "I promise I won't drop your camera" and then promptly dropping my camera, lens first, into the dirt.


WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Sure wish we could get some rain. We haven't have measurable rainfall in a couple of months now. The ground is brown and crunchy underfoot. Looks like the drought isn't over yet.

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