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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Whew!! It's Hot

Well, it loooks like we have skipped spring this year and gone straight to summer. It is a beautiful day outside with a low this morning of low fifties and high predicted of eighty one degrees. I am not going to complain. I have waited through all that cold winter and this unruly spring for some weather and I am thankful we finally got some. The pants are off and the shorts are on.

Now with the event of warmer weather, we have something else on our plate - flooding. Because of the large amount of snowpack in the mountains of Western Montana Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington the Army Corp of Engineers and emergency personnel are keeping a close watch on the rivers. There are around 100,000 sandbags ready to go in Kootenai County (Idaho). There is also possibility of evacuations of some homes along the Coeur d'Alene River. I remember one year when Coeur d'Alene Lake flooded next to the City Park. Therer were lots of volunteers with sandbags to keep it out of downtown Coeur d' Alene.

I dug into the archives and found some pictures of past nice summer days. These are the kind I am looking forward too.

My friend Sandra in Ottawa Canada had posted some pictures of violets on her blog the other day. Here is a picture of some Tennessee violets. I think they are very pretty. As a matter of fact in high school I once wrote a term paper on the violet (Viola papilionacea).

In the words of my Father, "That's it for Today".


Sandra said...

Thanks for the honorable mention, Jenny. Violets are such a pretty little flower. I always enjoyed seeing them on my walks in the bush in the spring as a kid as well as the trilliums.

Joe and Sherri said...

I know that you are ready for that nice weather. I got my check from Uncle Sam today so I am ready for the rally....Closer and closer

Joe and Sherri

Paula & Tom said...

Jenny How about sending some of that heat to Penna. We've been back for 2 weeks and it rains every day and usually just makes it into the 60's. Tom