Look, the first day of summer — meteorological or astronomical or whatever — friggin “my self-centered concept of summer” is that what everybody gets all gaga about: June 21st. This alleged first day of summer is nothing more than the beginning of shorter days and shorter days until we eventually work well into the dark past 5pm and it’s cold and snowy and people stay inside and bawl their eyes out in a fetal fold and binge watch pretty much anything that’s on for days. Start preparing for the end of summer when it starts and you won’t be disappointed.
happy september. drive carefully. kids are back in school and wandering around with backpacks in the street just asking to be run over.
@Kidsandliz I agree on all counts. We get a little here every year, but I have not yet found the right guy to sled and have snow ball fights with…and having a snowball fight by oneself is really no fun. Hehehehehe.
@tinamarie1974 Where my mom lives (retirement apt) folks were lamenting one dinner that they missed seeing snowmen. So I waited until the downstairs living room/lobby was empty, snuck outside and laboriously build a 3 or so foot high one right by the front door next to the bushes.
As there was only a bit more than a dusting of snow it took quite a bit of what was around (and I started with the plowed snow pile to get the biggest chunks I could find to use as the core). Took me over an hour to build it. Had stick arms, and if I recall correctly rocks and pine cones for the face and buttons, and a dollar tree hat. They loved it.
@PocketBrain We had a heat index of 110 on Sunday. High of 100. Way the heck too hot. Especially for September. Give me the lovely midwest falls any day over the deep south’s: “Fall? What is that? It is still summer you fool.”.
@PocketBrain I love reading my local WTForecast!
Today it’s Hotter than the hinges of hell…
93 degrees currently. Headed to the pool, then shower for work…
Summer will last another month or more, first frost maybe in mid to late Nov.
Well high today is 99. No idea what the heat index will be. Temps are 10+ degrees higher than usual for this month. Been that way all month. Wish there were the funny weather reports (like @riotdeamon and @chienfou have posted) for around here. Need to have at least something to laugh at in all of this ridiculous heat.