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: 2344
Registered: August 8, 2006 Location: Rocklin CA Posts: 15030
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 7:32 AM
This is exactly how I feel about the weather, and I am in California. My mom has been in Illinois in that weather, some days without air conditioning. She is ok, but I do worry. Fantastic interpretation of the challenge - captures how I feel perfectly.
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 13840
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 7:50 AM
Oh my gosh, Sallie, that free hand drawing is fantastic - even though what it depicts is so sad, it is a perfect representation of the heat out there.
Wonderful CAS, love the scored lines and the soft coloring! Hmm, might have to get my "rain dance" gear out soon, but somehow think praying will get it done better!! Take care of yourself and stay out of the heat!! Hugs!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 51521
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 8:02 AM
Yikes!!! I was aware of your horrible weather, but (since we don't have TV) I hadn't really seen any images of the wilting farms till the other day. So while it's no laughing matter, I know, this made me smile.
I'd love to swap some of our rain for a little of your heat! Farmers here are having trouble getting enough dry weather to get the silage harvested!
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 22084
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 8:23 AM
Though it is so sad, this made me smile. You really have an eye. I love it. My dd MacKenna will be attending Ottawa University in KS and playing soccer.....oh, the humidity!
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