we’ve been having excessive heat warnings for over a week now and finally today the temps are supposed to stay 95° Fahrenheit or below. much better than 101° Fahrenheit with a heat index of 116° Fahrenheit. it will be a welcome reprieve for everything and everyone. we’ve been watering our gardens and lawn every morning and evening to keep them alive and one unexpected observation is the birds become very confused during the watering process. yesterday, a mama cardinal taught her babies to fly off the edge of our front porch. a couple of hours later, during the evening watering, she became disoriented and flew into our full glass door. bless her heart. my husband buried her.

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality.

Susan Sontag said that