Monday, August 2, 2010

The 'sultry' nights of August..

OK, I know I can be a waytoochipper person about the things that bug some people...

Love the heavy snowstorms we get..

Love the sound of crickets..ans Rain Bird sprinklers..

Love the sound of the Mourning Doves..

Love the sound of a squeaky-slammin'-screen door..

..even have fond memories when I smell a skunk..{notice I didn't say I love it..I'm not that chipper..}

But for one who was raised in Arizona with all of it's 'dry-heat'..

I sort of enjoy the heavy humidity we have been experiencing here in our normally-pretty-dry Utah.

I mean, it is what I think of when I hear "August"..

Maybe it's all the Southern novels I have read that describe sitting on the back porch on a sultry August Sunday night and hearing the Ed Sullivan show in the background..

The dinner dishes are towel over your shoulder..apron tied loosely around your waist.. the crickets are chirping..lemonade in know the scene.

So, I have been appreciating the not "yeah, but it's a dry heat" weather these past few days..

How about you? Is there something that's special in your mind that others may not appreciate?

Isn't it wonderful to appreciate the not-usually-appreciate-able??

ps..SullivanSister Update:

Kathy's well on her way to a full recovery and is heading home today..Gerri is in the hospital awaing her surgery tomorrow..keep her in your prayers..please :-)


Lori R. said...

This summer, for me, has been so unusual, more rain than ever before. I have stayed in more than I ever do. But sitting out on the porch at night, listening to the crickets is about as exciting as my nights get! I also love the coo of the morning doves and the different bird sounds, but it is so humid here. More like "soggy dish rag" sultry humid. It makes it hard to breathe (I honestly can't imagine a dry heat all the time).... Have a wonderful week.

Zuzu said...

I'm with you, Colleen - loving all this rain and misty mornings!!!

Keeping Gerri in my prayers. ~Zuzu

Jenny said...

What a great post. It put me in mind of "If Heaven" by Andy Griegs. I love that song. And I really enjoyed this post. Thank you.

Laurie said...

I'm a squeaky screen door person myself Colleen, and the morning doves are cooing as I type. Love that! One thing I know is not agreeable that I love is the smell of horse. Yeah, the whole package. It reminds me of when we had a pony as kids, (well we boarded a neighbors pony) and the horse barn where I boarded mine. Now that's country! Forget the pigs and cow smells though.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh, no one does Sultry, like Southerners! I'll tell ya, it's not that sexy/Sultry up here in Yankee Land, on the same sort of night. :-( No fair!

Best of luck to your sisters.

Vee said... Course my hubby is famous for his love of horse yit and pine needles in combination. Sort of a horse manure, pine needle soup as it were. So that's another whacked one in my circle. :D

So glad to know that Kathy is on her way home. Bet she can't wait. Keeping Gerri on the prayer line.

Sweet Repose said...

I moved my big ol' iron bed parallel to the window to I feel the breeze head-on and so I can watch the lightning bugs from the upstairs window, as the oscillating fan hums me to sleep...ahhh...summer!

Thanks for the warm memories!!!


Just Breathe said...

I have my eyes closed and I thinking.....I love to hear the whistles on train. I do love several of your likes also. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Vicki said...

I'm in a dorm the middle of the Utah desert, listening to the sssssss of the wall unit pretending to be a cooler. BLAH!

I miss my usual mountainy country smells and sounds....

Oh well, guess that's life in the fast lane :)

Hugs and love to the sisters..keep us informed.

T's Daily Treasures said...

We will be heading back to high, high, high humidity in Kuwait, mixed with some dusty days too. They predicted major dust storms for the summer, but my husband says it has been mostly humid. I'm not sure which one is worse. I've certainly been enjoying all the weather in the States, especially the rain. Temps only get down to 90's at nite in Kuwait, so the 80 and 90 degree daytime temps here haven't bothered me at all.

Love all your fun photos. I will have more time to play and blog when I get back to my own home and routine.

Have a great week. :) Tammy

Melinda Cornish said...

I just love summer in all its forms so bring it on! I wish we had lightning bugs here...I went to the midwest when I was 30 and I was out every night catching them in jars...I think they are amazing......

Pearl said...

My favorite memories is going to the lake when it was 49 or 50ish knowing summer would soon be here. I'd lay in the bunk bed with a slide window next to my bed listening to the rain and having a cool breeze on my face. Now that's heaven! I would sleep like concrete. Then summer would hit and me and my sisters would sleep out side on the lawn watching the stars, playing games and giggleing through the night. Thanks for the memories. Your sisters are in my prayers always. Hugs,Pearl