Friday, June 19, 2009

Ah Yes, the Weather

Now that summer is here and we are thoroughly enjoying the sunshine and warmth, we are also subject to thunderstorms and occasional accompanying hail. But we have it good compared to other regions of our province and of our continent.

My son and his family live in Tennessee where they recently needed to take shelter in closets while horizontal winds of 100+ mph attacked their house. Fortunately they were spared damage to their property but numerous others were not. When the storms are not attacking their area high temperatures accompanied by high humidity are often the norm during the summer months. I'll try not to complain about -30 C this coming winter. Meanwhile I'll continue to pray for their safety through this stormy season.

I read the following comment recently in a gardening newsletter, posted by Jim Hole of Hole's Greenhouse near Edmonton: "It's so dry around here I saw two trees fighting over a dog the other day." He went on to give advice about water conservation while watering our lawns and gardens. While one part of the country is drowning with too much rain, another part is parched and begging for water.

Sometimes it's difficult to find something positive in our circumstances. Nevertheless, that is what we need to do in order to survive and thrive. What are you grateful for today?

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