Karen and I both work part-time for school districts during the academic school year. We have been off work for the last two weeks on 'summer vacation.' We have been very busy with home and garden improvement projects every day for the last two weeks.
Today and yesterday, a storm came in from the south west. It is been very overcast, cool, and raining. A half-inch of rain fell last night in Red Bluff. The weather forecasters predict this storm will pass by tomorrow and then a period of low humidity and high temperatures up to 105F will be coming next week. Hot and dry are very typical in July where we live in rural Northern California. So, for today, indoor work projects and reading.
Our orchard and garden are filled with fruits and vegetables. Right now, we have our choice of four varieties of plums, two types of peaches, and three types of figs. We are now harvesting squash, eggplant, onions, garlic, and tomatoes from our 'Sunny' vegetable garden. The photograph of Karen was taken last August when the tomato plants were really producing heavily, but we still pick a few tomatoes in late June.
As one can see from my recent posts, when not working on home improvement projects, I have been busy reading the Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, and NeoPagan literature on Lithia (Summer Solstice), and developing webpages on related subjects.