I wrote a post the other day that I title “After Mowing”. I spoke of mowing dirt and the heat. It has been hot; there is certainly no denying that, but I choose to be thankful for it, rather than complain about it. I mean think of the alternative – it could be below zero, and without the heat of the sun to warm us there would be no life at all.
The other night while I was sleeping I had a dream of snow and slick roads. I guess that was a way of reminding me of last February. I must admit I don’t do much outdoor work when it is hot like this. It probably wouldn’t be too wise for someone who has had stents placed in their heart to do so; at least too aggressively.
I did go out yesterday afternoon to move a mound of dirt which was out in the yard from the septic lateral, which I had to mow around. It was just a small mound. I took my pick and shovel to it and had it moved in short order, but in that 100 degree sun it made short work of me too. I thank God for those guy and gals who are out in it doing road work, building houses, farm work, and all other legitimate work. No matter what your age may be; working out in that sun’s heat will zap your body of needed nutrients and strength. Take care of yourselves. Drink lots of water; no caffeine or alcohol; these will harm you rather than help you.
Maybe it was mowing that dirt that caused me to dream of cool weather and snow. I know it is a coming.
Watching the sunrise along the banks of Flat Creek.