I don’t like what I’ve been hearing. Sure, some people have been using the “F” word for weeks now, but I can chalk that up to the fact they’re part of the back to school crowd, or worse, one of those “summer haters” (you know who you are). But the last few days the weather forecasters have been using scary language…“early Fall”… “abnormally cool”… “return to the rains”…an extended weather that forecast reads like the screenplay to a bad horror film.
Since last Friday was predicted to be sunny and 88 degrees I did the logical thing and cleared my schedule; the only thing that I absolutely had to do was enjoy the sun. And I did. And so did the garden.
I did make a quick stop at the market. The cashier asked if I had any plans for the afternoon. I said “enjoy the warm sun while it’s still here”…his response? “It’s time for you to go back to California”…funny…I’m not from California.
I couldn’t take a picture of myself relaxed in this lounge chair, but that’s where I was for a good part of the afternoon. I was remembering a sunny warm Labor Day several years ago (maybe 7?), after mowing the lawn I sat down in this same lounge chair and fell asleep in the warm sun. Something told me it was the last time I would feel the warmth of the sun that summer. And it was. I’m praying this year it is not.