From Lelly - "our routines can seem out-of-whack in the summer and it's more important than ever that we funnel our energy into the hearts of our families. not so easy to do when there are more snacks to prepare, more laundry to do, more trips to the store/movies/museums/gas station... we must strike a balance between pool time, library time, travel time and quiet time!! to help channel our personal chi, let's take time this month to focus on the 5 elements of summer: sun, water, shade, grass and ice cream!!
these can be as easy or as challenging as you want them to be...just get out there and take some pictures!!"
- july 1 - sun
- july 8 - water
- july 15 - shade
- july 22 - grass
- july 29 - ice cream
I am always amazed by the amount of water around us considering we live in the middle of the desert.
Every other backyard has a swimming pool. (ok - most are bigger than this!)
New neighborhoods being built with big water features at the entrances.
Grass being watered and not used for anything.
The usually dry Salt River has been turned into Tempe Town Lake with a marina.
I wonder how long a desert can sustain such an unnatural lifestyle.
This weekend we were up in the mountains and we were able to enjoy water a different way - where it is suppose to be naturally.