And the days just roll by!
We were commenting yesterday that the heat of summer is past and it really hasn't been bad. We had maybe six weeks of "hot" weather, with the daytime temperatures reaching the mid-90s, rarely hitting 100. In the evenings, it always cools down as the cool air flows down from the Continental Divide a few miles north of us. Now it's mid-80s during the day and it was 66 when I got up this morning. The "monsoons" (daily afternoon/evening showers) were late in arriving this year but once they started, everything greened up and cooled off. Very comfortable!
We have a long course of wound care ahead of us, but it's clear that the infection is gone and the dressing changes are only once a day now. Beth, the home health nurse, takes care of the dressing twice a week and her reports are consistently positive. So, good news, but still taking one day at a time.
Even at that, we do enjoy taking part in the many activities around the area. I just loved that old Studebaker Avanti at a car show a few weeks ago!
Tom was involved in getting news out and setting up for the Gila Friends Meeting's annual Hiroshima Peace Day Remembrance in Gough Park in Silver City. About two dozen people showed up and the event got good coverage, reminding us that we are still in the nuclear age and even peacetime uses carry hazards.
Tom also took in part of the public meeting Rep. Stevan Pierce held in Silver City ... he got quite a bit of push-back on his Tea Party stands!
Life in the backyard continues to be enjoyable. This brown towhee seemed indignant that I was taking his picture during his bath. The thrashers are still around, but not trying a third batch of eggs. The deer still come through regularly; bucks are still in velvet.
We're members of the Grant County Art Guild and we agreed jointly to take on the PR function, press releases and Facebook. It's had its frustrations, but we're getting on top of it. Our group had it's regular meeting recently, followed by a presentation for the members and the public by local artist and WNMU adjunct professor Judith Meyer.
Little short trips to neighboring communities have been fun and visually stimulating. We went to a fiesta in Santa Clara, to the east, and then west one afternoon to the little town of Gila. Their farmers market is in this painted building, next to brightly painted wall with colored adornments. The landscapes are beautiful, especially with the afternoon clouds over them. The post in the picture of the low water crossing, graduated in feet of water depth, is a reminder of flash floods!
Yesterday we enjoyed the tour and 145th birthday celebration of Fort Bayard, as well as hearing our favorite musical group, Bayou Seco, sing the "Tickle Song" at the Silver City Farmers Market. Plus, there was another, bigger car show downtown!
And finally, a bluebird at rest in the place of rest, Fort Bayard National Cemetery. TV