A couple weeks ago, I was at the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere:
I look happy there, and I was, but it was 130 degrees when that picture was taken, and I was sitting that way so as to not have any bare skin touching the ground, as it would have burned me. As it was, a minute or two later, I discovered that my necklace and my shoes had grown hot enough to leave a mark.
It was a little troubling, but we had enough water, and it was also awesome. I’ve wanted to experience extreme heat like that since I was a girl and first learned about Death Valley, and now I have.
Since I got home, all I’ve been thinking about is food, per usual–particularly in July when everything is amazing. I wrote about some of my favorite cookbooks for the library web site. I think I’ve written about most of those books here, but just in case. I’m trying to write more for the library site–for the library in general–but I am trying to do a lot of things lately. I have been doing a lot of things. Life has been good, interesting, full. I hope I get to share more of it soon, but, in the meantime, I’m going to go hold onto a little more summer.