No wonderful sunny beaches or children romping outdoors here. Missouri/ Illinois/Kansas...and more states are going through a summer of killer heat waves...temperatures of 100+ for weeks on end. So far, at least 14 people have died because of the heat here in St. Louis. Farmer's crops and livestock are withering. Not a fun summer for outside activities.
I don't own such a cheerless little stamp so I had to freehand my image. Brown is the color of the day.....unless you water copiously. It hasn't really rained for what seems like months.
Date: Friday, July 20, 2012 GMT Views: 2566
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 18510
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 5:03 AM
I wish I could send you some of this wonderfully cooling fog, Sallie!!
I love your free hand drawing, it truly does depict what the mid-West is going through now! Your card is dramatic and wonderfully CAS!!
Registered: May 14, 2008 Location: Central Illinois Posts: 1319
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 5:31 AM
This is such a great card!!!!! It truly does depict what we are going through here in IL with this horrendous weather. Your card gave me a good smile and chuckle this morning. Great drawing! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the smile.
Registered: January 20, 2007 Location: Indiana Posts: 44
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 6:27 AM
Definitely the sentiment of the summer! Nice card, love your image.
Same hot/dry weather conditions here in Indiana. Local burn bans remain in effect and this year's crops are not doing well. Bring on the rain (just not a monsoon)! : )
Registered: May 28, 2008 Location: Arnold, Missouri Posts: 13222
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 6:41 AM
OMGosh, Sallie, this perfect for our weather here in St. Louis and the Midwest! We need the rain and cooler weather not just for our vegetation but for those poor folk who just seem to think they can make it without turning on their air. We got rather threatening clouds overhead yesterday - But, alas, still no rain, and the heat goes on. ... Love this, and love your free hand drawing :)
------------------------------ "The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 48627
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 6:44 AM
WOW, what a gorgeous and perfect free hand drawing!! You really captured the summer here Sallie!! It's kind of sad if you dwell on it, but at least we haven't had any major catastrophes like fires and floods. Awesome card!!