Jul 20, 2011
Sunshine and School Supplies
The sun has returned to the Valley just in time to help us over the mid-week hump and carry us through to the weekend! Although I'm a fan of the cooler weather, I couldn't help but be happy to see the sun return to help the local fruit along. Some of the wineries are starting to get worried that their crops won't ripen before the Autumn. I predict an Indian Summer though - temps here always stay fairly high (in the daytime at least) right through September.
Speaking of September, I was grabbing a few things at the store this afternoon and noticed that the school supplies are out! Always a sucker for some pretty pens and fancy notebooks, I drooled over the aisles of bright markers, pencils and Post-Its.
Then, wandering into the magazine aisle, I spotted this:
The first Fall magazine cover! (Click the cover to visit the Country Sampler webite and see what's inside this issue.)
Yes, I hear some of you groaning! Sorry Summer kids, but this kind of thing gets me all excited!
So, while I'm eager for the sunshine to grow the corn that is so late stretching up in the field that I drive by each day, and to plump the peaches I long to eat from the market, there is still a little kid in me that can't wait for Fall to arrive!
On a more serious note, my heart goes out to those farmers in Texas who have endured the worst drought in 40-50 years and have lost entire wheat and corn crops. We tend to forget in the Valley, while some are whining about too much rain, others would give everything for a drop of moisture. Hoping the government will be swift with aid, and the rain gods will be more merciful next season.