One Sunday early in the month we attended a picnic with members of the New Hope Revival church that meets at our church. The weather was perfect, and we all had fun.
Not long afterwards we had a fun visit with Nancy and Bill Liggett. Nancy and I taught in adjoining classrooms in California a long time ago, and we've been friends ever since. Her husband Bill has just published a book called Watermelon Snow which takes place on the Blue Glacier on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. It's a fun read, and we helped him with a book talk at our local library.
Then most of our family gathered at Cannon Beach, OR, for five days of fun, but I'll have to post more about that later.
Right after we got home from Cannon Beach my sister and brother-in-law arrived. They were traveling with another couple by train from San Francisco. Notice how blue the skies are!
Here's how the skies looked soon after they left! The temperatures soared and the wind shifted and the whole area experienced smoke from wildfires in British Columbia. Finally that cleared up on Saturday when the offshore wind returned and it finally rained a bit for the first time since June 17!
And I just now realized that I forgot to send my July finishes to Kris Meares. The purse is a finally completed UFO, and the other is a dishcloth. I can never keep the last corner from looking wonky; any ideas on how to prevent that? (More photos later, I promise!)