Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gather ye beauty while ye may

Tomorrow the heat index here is forecast to go over 100 degrees for the first time in 2014. Ugh. And the next COLD front won't come until October or December or never again.

Summer comes on with a vengeance.

So this evening once the sun was below the horizon, I went out with the dog. We wandered the yard investigating a giant mushroom from last week's rain, we saw June bugs in their proper month, and then we sat in the front yard, my feet flat against the sun-heated pavement.  There were birds and a meowing cat and a couple walking a dog--it was a little bit distracting for my Jess. My distractions were beauty, a single cookie, and the mosquitoes.

Soon enough it will be too hot to be outside, period, and the pavement will stay too hot to touch until some point in October, or after a good clarifying rain.

So it's a good time to drink up the inspiration of nature before it gets crackly and too hot to stand. Time well spent.

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