Welcome to the month of July

July, the Seventh Month

  Today is the first day of July. Julius Caesar named July after himself when he reworked the old Roman calendar. (Ironically, the change went into effect in 44 B.C., the year Caesar was assassinated.)

July is the warmest month on most of the continent. Sweet corn—knee-high by the Fourth of July, with luck—thrives now, and an attentive gardener literally can hear it growing (just listen for a creaking sound).

July is for sailboats and lemonade, thunderstorms and ripe peached, haying and the good ole fireworks. 

Birthstone for July: Ruby

Flower for July: Larkspur, water lily

Symbolizes: Contentment

When the heat like a mist veil floats,
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet’s throat
Has softened almost to a sigh.
It is July.

–Susan Hartley Swett (1860–1907)

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
41/2 cups flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cream butter and powdered sugar.
Add vanilla, salt and flour until well blended.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Shape into 1 inch balls.
Flatten to 11/2 inch rounds with a fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Note: Bottom of cookie should be light brown.

Don't let them get dark or they will be hard.

God Bless The USA


Thank you for joining me again today.

All the special notes and thoughts

I receive daily are so appreciated.

My step son and family are arriving today

from Florida for a 8 day stay with us.

I want to let you know I will try and get

a daily dose published when I can, but if for

some reason there is not, you

will know why.

There will be no publication

on July 4th and 5th.

We plan to enjoy the family

but I will need some time to

myself as well, alone with my thoughts

and inspiration to pass along. I will keep you informed.

So again, I will publish if time allows.

Have a great weekend. Be safe around

those fireworks and be aware of

everything and everyone around you.

Have a great Friday and a safe and

happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America!!!

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