Being able to observe our surroundings and anticipate its effect on us is a useful- even life-saving skill. We do it every day without even thinking about it. Our kids chase a ball toward the street and then we spot a car coming and tell the child to stop. A stranger lingers outside the store observing shoppers and we don’t exit alone. We know that when there is a mud puddle, our boys will stomp in it. If there is chocolate in the house, I will eat it. All of it. Well, you get the idea!
Generally, my ability to anticipate is pretty keen, but the next few pictures are evidence that I have room for improvement 😛
To quote Nancy at SLTW, “Ah….that’s better!”
It’s going to be sunny and hot today, so I’m hoping the power of suggestion and the memory of being sprinkled with unexpectedly cold water will help. Being one to look on the bright side (no pun intended); if I still lived in Phoenix I could expect 110 degrees. Since our move a little north, we are blessed with a forecast in the mid-nineties. We are even luckier to be heading to Washington DC tomorrow, where they are expecting temps in the eighties – and chances of rain! Rain….I hope it rains – we don’t see much of that here in Arizona. I’m even bringing my umbrella that has seen only sunshine since my visit to New Orleans in February 2012. I know, this means it definitely won’t rain now. Maybe someone will wash their car to counteract my preparation?
Monday is normally when I post a new segment to Darlene’s Story for the Trifecta writing challenge. If you stopped by looking for that, I’m sorry to disappoint! This week is a Community Judged week for the responses and I didn’t feel right posting a response when I know I probably won’t get to read much. I’ll continue the story in two weeks, when I’m back and settled from vacation!
Have a beautiful day!