Friday, July 29, 2011


Have I told anyone that I LOVE Summer?
If not, I do. I love Summer!
I LOVE the way summer nights smell! I love the smell of newly cut hay, the sound of the frogs and crickets in the night. The sound of the morning doves. The covey of quail that scatters across the road as I drive by. I  Mummm, I do enjoy summer! :-)

We are not , here in the Eastern part of our state, the recipient of much rain in the summer. Sometimes we don't even get enough.
This summer however, we have had rain, and then some more rain, and then it will rain again.  Last Tuesday evening, we had  hail, wind and heavy rains that brought flash floods. These pictures were taken around the lane where we live the morning after the rain. This is my first time seeing the effects of a flash flood in person.  This is our neighbors front lawn.
                                                       Same neighbors, side yard.
                                             Water just cascaded from the ledges

I had gone to the show with my Mom and Sister, and when we came home, there was water everywhere, along with logs, rocks, silt and other stuffs. Huge rocks that had to be moved in order for cars to drive by. It's amazing and a little bit scary to me that just a few minutes of rain could put down so much water, and that also in just a matter of minutes, it could turn into a furiously fast river where there was no river bed to carry it away!

 NOT a normal sight to see after  rain

Our daughter who served a mission in Oklahoma, said we had a wall cloud and thought we were having a tornado. The hail and winds were pretty violent. Some of our garden is gone, the cucumbers took the worst hit.

In our small town, the week of July 24th, we celebrate our Pioneer ancestors by having what we call Long Horn Days.
 Saturday started off with a 5K run, which my DIL ran with her mom and her sister and her sisters friend. ( I was too big of a wimp to do one yet...)
 It was fun to see them run tho. They're pretty fast!

Then we had a parade. It goes down  main street once, then turns around and goes back! We love it. They throw candy galore so the kids all love it too.

These are our oldest Grandsons, the twiners, along with their cousin and their other grandpa riding unicycles. I was so proud of them. They are getting pretty good.

 There was a play, The Crazy Quilt Club. Our daughter played the part of the"bad guy", only she was an old lady....It was a comedy.

Three of my other kids were in the pre-show.

                                                    Sweet faces of two of our granddaughters.

                         NOW, I have to show you my wonderful gift from my sweetheart of a niece.
I still don't know what I ever did to merit this gift, but I LOVE them!  ( so much that I had to do a little photo shoot with these beauties,  and my feet!   LOL)

                                                                   Are they not amazing?

                                                             Soft, Washable, Wool!

Two years. Two years is all she has been knitting!
I think I'll leave them on my living room table for everyone to see when they come to my house! :-)
OR, I could wear them over my shoulders so that everyone could see AND feel how soft they are! LOL

Won't they look cute with my Birkenstocks?

I just think they're beautiful!
Thank you again dear Shauna

Enjoy your weekend!
 Be Safe!
Blessings from the Stone House


Julie Harward said...

Hi there, wow..that was quite a downpour you had there! It happens like that in in Capital Reef every year and if you are hiking in a out! Neat about the riders and runners..and I do love those socks..they will feel so good this winter! ;D

Vilate Thacker said...

I can't believe you guys have had sooo much water this year.

Your slippers are amazing. she did a great job. It is so fun to catch up on your blog too. I miss you!

Shauna said...

I can't believe I never commented on this. Looking at the photos, I'm impressed with myself, HA! Nearly two years later, I hope you've gotten some good wear out of those socks. They were one of the most fun things I've ever knitted. XO