Is it hot where you live? August is my least favorite month of the year. It’s the month one suffers through. In many places, it’s hot and humid (the steamy heat that coats and drains) or if you live in Arizona (except for Flagstaff), it’s that dry, blasting heat with three-digit temperatures. (100-120 F or 37/48c ) This photo is a visual cool down. I enjoy looking at photos out of season. This surprise snowfall happened on Christmas morning, 2016. We drove up to Jerome to get a view of the valley. Hang in there! Fall is fast approaching.
In London, our group meandered over to the Eye while watching the Thames River and the street performers entertaining crowds of people. One was a Pied Piper who made gigantic bubbles for the children to run after and catch. It worked on this kid, too, for I was enthralled with the colors and size of the wobbling bubble floating like some alien space ship.
I stood and stared at it. It rolled in the air, and the crowds disappeared and the London afternoon was quiet for one brief moment. Then, pop!
I love to eat and drink. On vacation, it’s important to me to try authentic dishes. Sampling Scotch whiskey in Scotland was a treat as well as trying the haggis, neeps and tatties (organs from the goat ground with hops with mashed turnips and mashed potatoes and whiskey sauce) the various meat pies and fish and chips, of course. Then there was the freshwater salmon, the haddock and cod, oysters, mussels, scallops–again, coming from the desert, this was a sublime menu. In London, we ate marvelous Indian, Korean, Chinese food, too.