Friday, August 08, 2008

This 'n' that

Betty and I went to the Stitch 'n' Pitch at the Dome again this year. Here are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society singing the national anthem. They did a great job.

I said in an early post this spring that when the lillies bloomed I'd post some photos.

There was a strong thunderstorm that moved very quickly into our area. The people who own the camper below had left in the morning to go shopping when the sky was blue and it looked like it was going to be a lovely day. They didn't tip one end of their awning down to let the rain drain. As you can see, the water pooled in the awning and got heavy enough to break the tubular support. With the help of others at the camp, it was repaired before the weekend was over enough to get the awning up out of the way. I understand, however, they had to buy a new one.

Years ago, this lovely old oak tree was the support for a wonderful tire swing. The rope was long enough to really get your stomach going. You could swing very high on it. We lost several large trees, but, except for the awning above, there was no major damage to buildings or campers and no people were injured. We have a couple storm shelters on the property, one of which has a little TV set to watch weather warnings.

This lily really needed to have it's picture taken one more time after the rain.

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