So, earlier I did a really whiny post - it's too windy, it's too dry, I'm tired of the McMansion construction across the street, I'm very tired of all the dirt coming from said construction, I'm even more tired of all the big truck traffic and noise from said construction, the porch screens are so covered with cotton from the basswoods you can't see out, I read a good book but it was depressing, etc etc - blah, blah - yadda, yadda.
While trying to decide if I actually wanted to publish that post (because once I downloaded all these petty grievances, I didn't feel like I was going to crash after all), I went blog surfing. And found one called Beach(s) that is filled with gorgeous photos of gorgeous beaches around the world. And then my internet connection failed. And then the wind died down and the sun came out (for maybe 5 mins, but still...). So I went out and hosed off the porch screens and floor - and, well, everything on the porch actually - and that made me feel much better. And then I noticed that I have a couple new roses blooming, so I went in to get the camera. Just then the sky let loose and we got a very brief, but very welcome rain shower. And now I really feel much better. I'll have to get those garden photos later, but it's enough for me right now to know they're out there blooming away.
This is the book I just finished. It's very well written - and tells a story of farm life that I enjoyed a lot. However, it also tells a story of a family imploding. And it was depressing. But I'm glad I read it.