Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Amarillo Armadillo

Driving in the car the other day, one of the kids piped up and asked when summer will be over. Husband (in a fit of heat related delirium most likely) told them the "story" of the Amarillo Armadillo who predicts the end of summer in Texas. Sometime around the end of August when the Amarillo Armadillo takes his regular stroll down the streets lining the "Helium Capital of the World" all of Texas turns its eye towards this leathery little mammal with these wise words ringing in the ear:

Armadillo in a ball, there's gonna be an early fall.
Hit by a Hummer? Well... six more weeks of summer!

They believed him for a split second. Do you think the heat has gone to our heads? : )

Actually, we were some of the lucky few who saw showers yesterday. So, some real time singing and dancing in the rain was in order...

My camera lens kept fogging up after a few minutes of snapping pictures... it was that steamy outside, like a hot shower. I think the heat index was 106 when this little sun shower started.

Stay cool y'all!


  1. We got NOTHIN' yesterday... man, I'm jealous!

  2. It just comes out of his brain and that is a little scary! :)

  3. Yes it is. The rhyme and everything. Very creative in a scary way!

  4. That was cute. We also danced in the rain it was amazing!

  5. We too danced in the rain yesterday. Our thermometer was reading 102 so I don't even want to know what the heat index was!

  6. That rain looked like fun. Didn't rain on our side, sadly. But we did have some cloud coverage and I must admit, that was nice ;)

  7. so sorry for you my friend with this heat. I keep imaging a nice stroll with a newborn baby in a sling on a crisp fall day. It will be here soon and I will savor every minute.

  8. Haha! Loved this -- Can the Amarillo Armadillo predict rain or cooler temps for you, too? Our temps in Colorado have not been so high -- but our cooler's on the fritz, so it feels like 106! (
    Can't wait for fall!)


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