Summer heat in Oklahoma can be brutal once it “really” hits. Last year the sixty-something days of oppressive triple digit temps mixed with the drought were devastating for our state. I have friends from “cooler” states that ask, “How can you stand it? I could never live there.” Well, you just “do it”. And then almost always, when you think you cannot stand the heat any longer, a surprise gift of a cloudy afternoon might blow in. The temps may drop to the 90’s. You find yourself grateful. It’s the little things, ya know?
I was thinking about those “little” things yesterday while I was mowing our backyard. As I bumped the white crepe myrtle with my lawn mower, the white blossoms showered the ground and in my head I thought, “Awwww….summer snow”. I was reminded of when I was a little girl, spending summer days with my grandparents in southern Oklahoma. Grandma always had beautiful crepe myrtles by the front porch. We would sit on the porch swing enjoying root beer floats. Later Grandpa might break open a watermelon. But there was always another story to tell and a neighbor to wave to, while we sat outside and watched the clouds, hoping for a cool breeze.
Have a great day friends, and be nice to people ~ And as my dad always says when the temps get this warm, “Think Cool”. ♥