Check Out That Number --- 100! In our little part of the world, summer temperatures are usually in the 70's with a few hot days hitting 80, maybe 85. We have no humidity and it always drops into the 60's at night. We don't have air conditioned houses and a few of us have fans that are stored in the far reaches of the closets - they never get used. If air conditioning in cars were an option and not the norm, we'd have non of that (going with the NW preference of a larger latte cup holder would be our choice). We don't have buggy summers - we don't have lightening bugs, either (that's sad) but no large swarms of pesty summer bugs. We always have a slight ocean breeze to enjoy. Yup, in our NW corner, west of the Cascades, the summer weather is perfect and we like it.
We've had an unusual summer this year (following an unusually heavy snowy winter). Summer started a month early - we actually had summer start in June and not July 5th. I can count on one hand the number of rainy days in the past 2 months. We're on lawn watering & car washing restrictions. We hang out at the grocery store, just to cool off. We're in a drought -- unheard of for the rainy NW.
We broke the record on July 29th, the temperature for Bellingham was 96 - the hottest day in record keeping history ----- at our record keeping station it hit 100 degrees. No breeze, No lattes (hold the coffee, give me the ice), and No air conditioning. (Bellingham ran out of fans last Monday.) It Was Hot! But, I hear it's going to cool off today --- it'll only get to 94 degrees.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This is a first (for me)! Yesterday was errand day - library, post office, Henderson's book store, lunch in town, etc., etc., etc. So, it's a dime here and a quarter there for the parking meter. I know -- Bellingham's meters are cheap compared to say New York City or San Francisco and we usually have lots of parking spaces to drop our coins into (unlike New York City or San Francisco). And I carry a roll of quarters in the car for such expenses. But, I don't carry a lot of memory cells and forgot to feed the meter at ONE of the many stops ---- and got caught with a $10 fine. It didn't seem to matter that I had left many, many minutes at the post office, the library, the lunch in town --- nope, all the meters are hungry and need to be feed - again and again and again. This was a first for me --- but as I get older I bet it won't be the last. Ah, where was I? Oh right, hey buddy, can you spare a gal a dime?
at 6:51 AM
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
It took some playing for this PSE novice to learn the ropes, but I like the results. I took one of Scott's photographs & changed it into a paint format, add a background paper and then a collage mask/overlay. The journaling looks better in print - the mask is from V.Pearce.
This was fun!
at 7:43 AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I did a montage of the tulip fields from our April photo shoots and used a scraplift (scraplift: taking someone's LO idea and making it your own). I just don't remember where I got the lift - sorry, but thanks.
(#3 photo on bottom is from Scott Mansfield Photography - the other 13 mine). I'm done scrapping tulips (for now - LOL)
at 6:16 AM
Saturday, July 11, 2009
at 12:36 PM