I heard on the news this a.m. that summer has descended upon us. Hey, not so fast!
According to my research, summer doesn’t officially begin until 7:09 p.m. this evening. So we have another 12 hours of spring which I intend to thoroughly enjoy. I wish someone had told the thermometer – which is inching toward the mid 90s. The good news is this summer is predicted to be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest
periods in early and mid-June and mid-July.
Summer is my least favorite season, because I’m allergic to heat. It makes me want to hibernate until the first day of fall. It’s also the time of year notorious for all sorts of bothersome pests. Mosquitoes, horseflies, and ticks attack our arms and legs, while squirrels, slugs, and innumerable numbers of bugs attack our gardens. So we brew a mason jar of sweet tea and prepare to make the most of it, counting the days until the first kick-off at Scott Field.
More good news – the days begin growing shorter tomorrow. September and October will be cooler and drier than normal. Yippee.