Monday, June 30, 2008
Peppermint and Sweet Onions
I did not paint this morning, it was looking a little too overcast at 4:30am. Yesterday and today the thermometer hit 108 degrees, but it had cooled to a comfortable 100 when I went for my walk at 7:30pm this evening. I say comfortable because it was mostly overcast so the sun wasn't beating down, and there was a gentle breeze blowing the perfume of the bordering peppermint fields into town -- much better than if it were blowing from the direction of the feedlot or potato processing plants. Most of the mint flavorings and processed potato products consumed are grown in this area. Sometimes the aroma of the Walla Walla sweet onion harvest or a freshly cut alfalfa field would waft in, which is also fine. I walked by the park where a slow pitch softball tournament was underway, and most lawns still had children cooling off in the sprinklers. The skies tomorrow morning look suspect, but I will get up and have a look.