I woke to a cool, limpid morning, watered my garden then just soaked up the freshness and peace, bearing in mind that tomorrow we will be in a noisy, dusty factory right on Salt Lake – last time we were there internal temperature in one processing tower was 162 – they take city visitors in there just to test our mettle, I am convinced. I am not good with heat, going clammy as my core temperature rises to ‘broil’. What am I doing in California?! Well may you ask… And what will I be doing in Utah? Working! With a bit of luck we’ll see some spectacular scenery too – wonderful birds, mountains, the strangeness of the Salt Lake very up close.
So, as always, a fervent thanks that we are on the water where there is always some movement of air, some freshness except on the hottest days. We don’t have heating beyond our trusty wood stove, and don’t even need that much – winter evenings and a handful of days. Nor air conditioning, a shocking personal extravagance to my English sensibilities (though we have been known to go to a movie just to be cool).
I have linked up to Sharon at My French Country Home via the lovely Therese , La Dolfina: http://myfrenchcountryhome.blogspot.com/2010/06/living-by-water.html – water lovers are a special breed, and those of us lucky enough to have water views are truly blessed.
All is shipshape and Bristol fashion on the home front, linens washed and folded away after our weekend guests, breakfast has been an eating up of perishables, melon, berries, banana and avocado in the Murwillumbah fashion, where avocado can be fruit. Last night we both worked late, then watched Invictus, a wonderful movie, inspiring, and well done, so we are now rested and ready for our first adventure of a busy summer.