Monday, August 20, 2007

Dog Days of Summer

Summer has never been my favorite time of year. Sure I like not having to wear a coat but I cannot stand the feeling of energy being sapped from me. That is what heat has always done to me. It is no wonder to me that "mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun." That has not been the case since late Friday. We enjoyed a gloriously beautiful day on Saturday with clear skies and the temperature hovering around 75 -- just about perfect. Clouds moved in Saturday night and it has been cloudy since then but the temperature has remained comfortable. What's more, the rain that has come is needed so much. The lawns are brown and patchy, flowers are exhausted and crops are wilted.

Cloudy days are not always uplifting but after the heat and high humidity I have to admit that the gray clouds and the cooler temperatures have energized me some. I think that it is time to get back to some projects and prepare for the fall and winter. I wish that I was either a poet or and an artist so that I could express myself in imaginary ways but I will have to resort to some of the old stand-by's like needle crafts, computer stuff and new things I might pick up sometime.

I should probably take the dog out for a walk if he wakes up anytime soon.

1 comment:

John said...

I say, thank goodness for the cool. Feels like a foreshadowing of my favorite season, fall.