It is hard to believe that July is almost over! And that it is getting darker earlier and staying dark later!! Makes for better sleeping, right?
So, we've got rain today. When a guest asked me this morning if I knew what the weather report was for the day, I told him "40% chance of rain". He replied "Then that means there is a 60% chance it won't rain!" I LOVE an optimist!!
But the rain brings out the adventuresome spirit, especially in little boys. Mud puddles to stomp in and young trees to stand under and shake so that the raindrops fall off and get you even wetter.
Dan and I were watching these two young boys having fun after one of rain storms was over. They would both stand near or under a young tree and the oldest boy would grab the trunk and shake the tree so the wet leaves would shower them with more rain. They'd gone to several trees and shook the rain drops off the leaves. You could hear them laughing and giggling; just having a good time. They came to the next tree and they both gave it a good shake...and it broke off at the bottom!! You should have seen the look on their little faces! If that wasn't funny enough, it was even funnier to watch them try to put the tree back together and make it stay upright. The youngest one finally said "We better get back to the camper!" and away they went. The tree was a young, half dead poplar tree so they didn't really do anything wrong but they thought they were in trouble!
Poor little guys, trying to put timber back together....
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