Arthur paid us a visit for a little under a day. He arrived following many days of heavy, dark, oppressive air and soggy nights. I had decided not to install my AC unit because I am moving so soon...last week proved that to be a not so smart decision. Nonetheless, I survived to enjoy the glorious cool, clear, breezy weather left behind by Arthur.
The storm did take down a very old and beautiful tree near my house, and with it came two phone poles and part of another tree. When I woke the morning after the storm, there was no power and it was out for a day while many different utility companies were filling the street and making the repairs. That all made for extremely heavy traffic as we are in peak season with visitors to our beautiful town.
A happy reunion took place on Saturday at Jason and Alison's house and I was together with 3 of my grandchildren for the first time in many years. It was a day of many emotions, much joy, and regrets that time did not allow individual private visits with these wonderful grandchildren.
Evening found us back at LM's and the Golden Hour came just as we set out to visit the beach for sunset and a bit of fishing. My new header was taken under a lovely tree in LM's front garden along the street. The light was just perfect and as I stood there enveloped in the glow, healing began to fill my soul. Nature is always the answer, but its nourishment doesn't stay by me long these days, making constant replenishment an exhausting process. I'm tired, somewhat sad, and my energy and endurance are at an all-time low...The move will be on August 10. Meanwhile I am still working full-time, battling killer allergies, and other health challenges. Honesty is where it is right now with this life change, and somedays it isn't pretty. I am struggling right now with going to work as I was up most of the night with sneezing, headache and nosebleeds.
One foot in front of the other, I am seeking out healing beauty....the first glow of sunshine is coming through the trees in its golden cloak, and a flicker is banging on the house...as loud as he is, I welcome his presence as an alarm clock and a beautiful creation.
As I sit here finishing my morning iced tea with lemon, I wish you all a wonderful summer day.
Hope you all had a lovely fourth celebration!
Love and peace!