The rains continued overnight; we had half an inch.
Before dark yesterday I had emptied the rain gauge. I wrote on the calender, "2 inches."
I will wait until evening to empty for today. It is end of month. I will make my tallies, back up my photos and prepare to pack up the June things. The Full Strawberry Moon is tomorrow morning, 8th hour 49th minute CDT. Soon July will be here. The sun will dry the leaves. The humidity will rise again. The temperatures will shoot into the 90's.
It is cool outside today. I have long sleeves on. There is anticipation in the air.
My older sister, by only two years, and I shared a bedroom, when we were children. She left when she went to college. It was the girl's room. It was painted pink.
It was a tiny bedroom by today's standards. Just room for a double bed, a double dresser and a small cabinet we called, "the doll cabinet". My sister and I played many games in our pink room. We would lay on our bed and look up at the ceiling fixture and pretend. That fixture is now in my home office as is the doll cabinet. When we would tire of our ceiling fixture we would go to our brother's room, the boy's room. We laid on their bed and traveled to far away places. That fixture is in my guest room, the travel room. Dragonfly Suites for when our daughter comes for a visit. We laid on the floor in the living room and looked at the ceiling. The crystal drops would send rainbows dancing around the room. My sister and I would delight in the fairies. That fixture is in my bedroom now.
On June 24, 2000, at age 49, my sister died of breast cancer. She had battled for ten years. She lived in California. I was bringing my Mother to see her. She died while we were flying over.
I admired my older sister. She was smart and beautiful. I miss her very much.