John Muir-My First Summer in the Sierra. He talks about how summer starts in California in May and doesn't end until November. He said, as John Steinbeck did that people come to California expecting it to rain like the East Coast and they are shocked by the lack of rain. Yesterday I read this:
MONTH MAY 2016..............0.55 NORMAL MAY............0.18 DEPARTURE FROM NRML...0.37 PERCENT OF NORMAL....305.6
Can you see that for us we are above normal.
Have you been keeping up with the news? Its been a bad week for animals and people. When I was a kid, and since I spent the better part of my days with animals. I loved the day school was out because I would spend my hot summer days observing what was around me. One of the things that drove me crazy was me a country kid verses kids who visited that were city kids. No clue that a Momma cow with a calf would knock you to kingdom come if you tried to pet its calf. Nor that if you walk up on a horse from behind your head might be removed from your shoulders in a blink of an eye. My grandpa said once he saw a horse kick a chickens head off when the chicken walked behind it.
I think there needs to be classes somewhere about how to treat wild animals. Wild animals will eat you or hurt you. Having a cell phone in your hand is not protection from wild beasts. I don't understand the mentality anymore.
that goes on from the other trees that aren't as popular. I do think trees grow better with attention.
I would read the Happy Hollisters. Did anyone out there read them besides me? They were written by someone named Jerry West, which I think was close to the same as Carolyn Keene and the Nancy Drew days. I still have my whole set. I still love them. The terrible bad kid named Joey Brill still sends shivers down my spine. But really he wasn't that bad as I go and read them again.
|“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”|
― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine