Monday, July 2, 2012
Summer is a time for. . .
Summer is a time for yard sales, sizzling heat, storms and blackberries.
I just don't like to experience them all on the same day.
My neighbor and I picked the hottest day of the year to have a yard sale.
With temperatures soaring over 100 degrees, thank goodness for me and my yard sale visitors, I chose to put my stuff under the shade of our apple trees. I am glad to say I got rid of a few big items, such as our troy-bilt tiller, our son's truck tool box and my manual treadmill.
The evening after the yard sale we were visited by the worst storm of the year. Well, let's just say the worst wind storm we have had since building here in 1980.
We were lucky, we were left with electricity and our trees still in the ground, though missing a lot of limbs. Our yard and subdivision were littered with pieces of siding, uprooted trees, tree limbs, blown away bird houses and feeders and lots of stuff from who knows where.
My blackberry vines were damaged, but thank goodness, not destroyed.
I don't know about you, but I hope the rest of the summer is a little less uneventful!
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.