We finally got some rain last night. Some severe storms came through southern Wisconsin. We were lucky to avoid the large hail, strong winds, downed trees, and power outages that many experienced. The sky sure looked threatening before the rain finally started.
We had a nice steady rain for about five hours. It may be too late for the corn in the field behind us. Although it is tall and green, there are no ears on it.
I’ve been keeping the bird feeder filled. I’m sure the drought has been hard on the birds as well. We’ve actually found some dead birds and squirrels in the park. The other day there were all kinds of red-winged black birds under the feeder. Usually its mostly sparrows, mourning doves and crows. It was nice to have some new visitors to the feeder.
Yesterday I went to a meeting of a book club I belong to. It’s a group of ladies I worked with over ten years ago. Carol had volunteered to have it at her house. She has a beautiful home with an in-ground pool, so we enjoyed a delicious lunch and a dip in the pool. We even managed to discuss the book we had read. It was so nice to see everyone again.
The book we read was called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It’s the true story of some soldiers that were captured by the Japanese during WWII. The will to survive is certainly amazing.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!