Today we had a very last minute invite to St George Island, right across the bay from Apalachicola. This had to be our fastest trip ever down to the coast, no wait, second fastest… we once drove down to our Orange Beach marina for Thanksgiving in 2007 only to find out their wifi was not working and then made the 4-5 hour drive right back. We were there for about 60 minutes. This time we were down there for about 20 hours. It was plenty long enough to bake in the blasting heat, read another chapter in the Bonhoeffer biography (which is incredible), take a few pics for today’s Friday Feet, and make it back home.
Hard to believe how long it has been since Deb and I have been down to the gulf. We use to go down there about once a month but it’s been almost two years since we made the drive down there. I was instantly reminded why we use to go down there in December through February. The 100% humidity and 100*F weather going on right now was enough to make you run for cover.
We have been in this drought for some time now, it seems like years, because it has been. For about the last 5 years or so we just have not had any steady rain at all. The best evidence of the drought, at least on our property, is our pond. This is basically a 2 acre pond that is rain fed. From the feet shot you can see it is dry as the Arizona desert. From the shot of the pond area, almost the entire view of the photo should be under water, in fact I am basically standing where the water should be. Anyway, I know it’s not the most photographic Friday Feet but it’s what this summer is turning out to be like on our side of the world. We could really use an active hurricane season where we get some nice slow moving weak storms over and over again. I know the fish shot is kind of gross so I left you with my moms yellow flowers blooming like mad in this 100* weather.
Coming up soon, some uber cute shots of my nephews in their Chick-fil-a cow costume for their annual photo contest. It was quite something to shoot people in cow costumes in 100* weather. Have a good weekend.
Ahhhhhhh! Alabama in July! The heat, the humidity, the mosquitoes… what more could anyone want? Except perhaps air conditioning. As we celebrated the Fourth of July with family and friends we were reminded of days gone past. Yes, those were the good old days… weren’t they?
Perhaps I should dig up an almanac to check the heat and humidity ratings from 150 years ago. I know when this house was built it had no air conditioning and yet people continued to live here. I’m sure they loved this house as much as I do; and likely they were even hotter than I am. At least I have the power of fans to circulate the heat and give the illusion of cooler air.
As many of you know the AC went out in our car a few weeks ago. We took it into the shop to have it fixed (which luckily only took 2 weeks!) and our AC in the house promptly died. Perhaps the Lord wants to remind us of the blessings of living in the USA where AC is the norm. After all, I could be living in South America with more heat, worse humidity, and mosquitoes the size of my head.
Well, until the Lord sends the funds to fix the AC I think I will just count my blessings- like Isaac. Here sits my sweet happy 6 month old. He is braving the heat by running a fever and an ear infection. Chris has dressed him in the appropriate attire for avoiding heat stroke… a onesie and a wet cloth on the head! Happy Fourth of July from the Marchios! – Sarah