The Dog Days of Summer...
Today is hot in Western New York...there's no two ways around it. Close to 90F / 32C and very humid. The weather forecast is for much of the same for the next week. I had off work today--which is unusual for a Saturday--and for that I am thankful. The last thing I want to do is face a stove on a day like this...but I'll get plenty of chances to do just that in the coming weeks. At any rate, I've made the personal commitment not to complain about the heat (which I and many tend to do) because the opposite of this is the dead of winter. I love the winter but the heat and humidity is much easier to deal with in my opinion, especially as I get older. Click here to see some posts on winter. It seems so far away when I look at those pictures but at the same time very recent...I can still feel the bite of the wind on my face as I pedal into it (opposed to the sweat on my back this time of year). The post that I really found interesting, and a juxtapostion to today's weather, was this one...-8f / -22C (yikes, that's harsh). I had yard work to do today; I chose not to. I had planned a long-ish ride to do errands; I didn't. Instead I stayed around the house most of the day with fans on...read some, and then finished an article. This evening when the sun was low I went for a walk, snapped a few photos (and stopped in an air conditioned bar for a glass of wine) mainly to enjoy such a beautiful and somewhat thick summer's evening. I hope to remember this evening this coming January when the temperatures dip into the negative.
But then we get to go to the seaside: there'e always two sides to anything.