Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Damp Summer

I know, I know.  I haven't been writing since the caterpillar infestation.  I'm fine.  Happy and healthy and BUSY.  Summer always takes us by storm with an invasion of children, grandchildren and lettuces.  Here in the Pacific Northwest we have been spared the heat and drought of most of the rest of the country.  In fact, we have had more rain than I can remember for years.  We only started irrigating this week and we often have the drip tapes out and running by the end of May in other years. And just a few days ago there were mud puddles in the driveway.  We still can't stop mowing the "blankety blank" lawn.  Usually by this time of year it has stopped growing and turned yellow, a sign we don't have to mow any more this year.  No such luck.  Joel was just out there mowing behind the house AGAIN.

So in honor of all that rain here is a picture of a Reflection rainbow we saw last week.  The upright part of it is caused by the rainbow reflecting off a body of water which in this case is President's Channel to the east of us about a mile behind the trees.