Memorial day and Labor Day frame the Summer here in the United States.
I wish holidays would happen on the real days instead of the more convenient Mondays.
There is a reason for that. I live up here in Montana and on the last day of May I insist it is time to turn the heat off. Most years I do. The only exception I can bring to mind is in 2001 when it snowed, I mean SNOWED, on the 6th of June. Power went off, our tree broke in half and we had an infant in the house. That was the year I gave in and turned the heat on for one day.
You have heard me lament many times that we have two seasons. Winter and July. Yesterday was Memorial Day, so says the Holiday Committee.
We generally go to the cemetery and place apples on the grave sites of people we know. The Christie family has been here since the dawn of man so we buy a big bag of apples. Believe it or not, I hobby in Ancestry, I found ancestors buried in block 13. How cool is that. They are ? cousins x times removed and have been there for a very long time. They don’t have stones so I bought a ceramic angel that sits between the man and his wife. They get an apple, too.
I’ve been wanting to take some photos on my camera of a landscape as big as Montana that is sporting a color I call ‘new green.’ But the sun refuses to come out to play for the time it would take me to arrive and set up for a mini shoot.
As luck has it, the sun was in and out, yesterday, but when I got the camera in my hands the memory card was full. 800+ photos were in there. Remember when cameras only held 12, 24, or 36 exposures? On the way home from leaving apples I had my darling husband stop on the tracks near the lumber yard so I could take a few pictures with my cell phone.
At no time were we in danger as I took the photo on the tracks with a powered up train engine looking back at us. The conductor, however, thought we were daft and he laid on his whistle at us. So, we moved on. Maybe he was just saying hello.
Come back tomorrow and visit with my guest for Writerly Wednesday and don’t touch anything sharp!