Photo: Marlene Dunham 2010
Big news around here yesterday –
it was the warmest day of the year.
Before this heat wave hit, a meteorologist at the University of Washington had calculated that the Seattle area had experienced a total of 78 minutes of summer, or the number of days since the 1st of June that the temperature reached a searing 80 degrees. “our weather is having a worse season this year than the Mariners”
I do realize that 9/10 of you reading this now hate me (not that I control the weather). I do know how hot it has been out there in the real world.
So, today, probably in the high 70’s, I am sitting on my deck, closing my eyes and taking another vacation.
Pigeons are cooing, but with my eyes closed they could be exotic birds in some exotic location (that I couldn’t afford with my eyes open). I always thought that pigeons were the “official bird of the Bronx” but I guess they are bi-coastal. As a matter of fact, I think I remember a few of those pesky birds when I visited Rome!
So, after the coldest Spring on record, and probably up to about 8 hours of summer weather, sitting on my deck, at about 75 degrees, eyes closed, is my small joy.
Actually it’s a pretty big joy.