Here’s a personal photo posted on FaceBook from a friend in our former New Jersey neighborhood, of her back yard.
Janet Reid posted pictures of The Catskills, where we went for our honeymoon, 31 years ago.
Earlier this year, the news in Oregon was full of flooding in the Northwest from the heavy rains. As I’ve followed various weather reports this year, one fact continues to come to my attention about the anomalies, “on record since 1895, as far back as the data goes.” This means the current weather patterns may be normal and part of a natural cycle unknown to city planners and farmers across the country.
In eastern Oregon the smoke from surrounding fires is thick enough to burn eyes and close roads. Lightning strikes started 36 fires in one night and some are still burning out of control. Mother Nature will do her thing.
Yet, the big news in our family is – our grandsons got a new cat, a niece left for college in New Orleans, and one of our busy daughters is surprised there’s a three day weekend in honor of Labor Day. Apparently it’s an annual event.
This Labor Day weekend send compassionate thoughts to all those who labor around the world in the aftermath of natural events.