Like the weather today, this post is all over the place. Don't get dizzy trying to keep up.
We got more than 2" of rain this afternoon...most of it in an hour's time. Some of it even came down sideways, the wind was blowing that hard. And there were tornado warnings and threats of hail; you'd think we were in Kansas. When I went outside afterwards to check and see how the plants in the garden handled the storm, I was struck by the beauty of the water hanging on many of the plants, especially those with long, slender stems. The sun was trying to find its way through the clouds and the soft golden light made each bead of water sparkle like a diamond. It was like the plants were draped in gems.
Like so many things in nature, a photo just can't capture the extent of the beauty but it's still cool.
Rainy days are good for one thing...my ironing is all caught up.
There's a new spin on the Week in the Life project that has been so popular with scrapbookers since Ali Edwards introduced it several years ago. The 100 project is sending disposable cameras to 100 people and asking them to document a week in their lives then plans to consolidate the results into some meaningful display. It's kind of a super-sized Week in the Life scrapbook project with a twist...the ages of the 100 participants will range from 1 to 100. You can apply to be one of them, assuming your age hasn't already been taken. Go here for more info.
Fresh blueberries are plentiful here now and I made this Blueberry Coconut Cake the other day. Juicy blueberries, sweet coconut and a tangy lemon sauce...sounds like summer to me. We were lukewarm about it the first go-round with the lemon sauce but I stored the cake in the fridge overnight and when we ate it cold without the sauce, we really liked it. It was really easy to whip up so if you're looking for a light and not-to-sweet treat, give this cake a try.
I had to chuckle to myself this evening at the diversity of our entertainment interests. Wayne was in the living room watching Venus transit the sun on NASA TV...fascinating for about two minutes and after that it's like watching paint dry. I was in my scrapbook room tuned to the broadcast of the Diamond Jubilee festivities from London, at least the last few minutes of it. I guess that's why we have more than one TV.
And if your head isn't spinning from all this hopping from one subject to another, go check out the Google doodle for today. It totally made me smile, both for the creativity behind it and the memories of nights at the drive-in theater it evoked. As they say in the movies, that's all folks.