June 19th, and this happened…Amy was rollerblading at Southwind Park and she purposefully swerved into the grass so she wouldn’t encounter a person coming towards her. But it wasn’t grass, as much as bumpy hard ground and rocks and so she fell.

She had to go to the ER, and her elbow was dislocated. She sent me a horrible picture where it looked like the bottom part of her arm was just hanging there.

The good news is that she continues t get better and she doesn’t wear this bionic-looking brace anymore. We’re hopeful that it will heal enough that there’s not a torn ligament or something which would require surgery.

These two photos were taken on June 22nd, the night i took the banner photo. A storm was really rumbling in.

Funny, we just had another big storm last night, July 21st, with over two inches of rain and a tornado warning. kevin hurried around trying to close doors and prepare for somehow getting all four cats into the basement.

luckily the storm passed without having to try to accomplish that feat.

Here are a couple of the pretty geraniums i bought to liven up the front yard and the beautiful yellow canna lilly that amy gave me. The deer ate the flowers off the cannas on either side of the walk and also ate quite a few of the geranium flowers even though it says everywhere that deer do not like geraniums. at all.

Here’s tiny Lester, as I was getting ready o do some yoga on the screened porch. This was one of the two or three days a year when the weather was perfect for doing that. He was very helpful with the yoga, and it was Down Cat instead of Down Dog.

So you don’t get the idea that kevin is doing absolutely everything outside this year, here are most of the ferns that i transplanted from beneath our bay window over to this less-sunny place under another window. They’re doing pretty well so far and i just notice a couple other little shoots that sprang up in the spot where i’d dug them all up, so i need to transplant those, too.

These aren’t the little ones, these are a couple more of the big ones that i transplanted the next day.

It rained so much yesterday that it would be easy to dig the little ones up now…except it’s 82 outside and feels like 90 because of the 83% humidity. Maybe i’ll get to it tomorrow.

And here’s Kevin on the last day of June, with the pile of shingles that were delivered.

He was very busy up on the roof in July and it’s halfway done but he’s on hiatus til the heat cools down a little.

and that’s all for now,

ok then,