Every year around the middle of January, I get antsy for warm weather. I wish for warm summer days, feeling the sunshine on my skin, and being able to enjoy being outside instead of freezing cold temperatures, going to work in the dark and coming home from work still in the dark with no sign of the sun all day long, and winter snowstorms that have you risking life and limb trying to get where you need to go. Every winter season I say I’m going to move South, but I don’t – my family all live in upstate NY and I can’t imagine moving away and only seeing them occasionally.
After a very rainy April and May, (we set new rainfall records for both months this year), summer finally arrived. It was sunny and warm with cool evening breezes. Just what I’d longed for during those long winter months. Then came July, we have had an extended heat wave with highs in the 90’s for about a week and a half, even setting a few new record high temperatures. The humidity that comes along with such high temps makes it feel much hotter. A cool front is expected to drop into the area, causing temps to drop into the low 80’s for a couple of days before it heats back up. (Not exactly my definition of a cool front. Where are the temps in the mid 60's and 70's? That's what I'm wishing for.)
Normally, I dread the fall season only because it means winter is one day closer. I hate to say it, but this year I’m looking forward to the fall just for the cooler weather, for the days when I can go outside and not feel like I’m trying to breathe through a wool sweater or worse.
So do you prefer the heat or the cold?
Speaking of heat, this Wednesday, July 27th, Marie Tuhart will be here talking about her book, Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up. Please stop by and read all about it.