SUMMER is here.
Now, finally, [said the announcers breathlessly] it is time to get yourselves outdoors. To the beach. To a patio. To walk the dog. To get out of those oppressive winter clothes.
Excuse me, random person on the street being interviewed, but have we not just had the most impressive SPRING ever?? When do we get to experience SPRING? Usually it is for about a day and a half. Then we are hit with a wall of humidity and haze and heat. Surely, over the past few weeks, you could still enjoy yourselves outdoors without wearing layer upon layer of clothing.
I have been on a patio. And enjoyed the longlasting and abundant display of flowers blooming - we still have tulips not past their prime along with the newer crop of lilacs, irises and peonies. All because of the cooler days (okay, and the amount of snow we had over the winter).
But really, wasn't it refreshing to have days where you weren't wilting? Days when the sweat didn't run down your back making you feel squirmy and uncomfortable? And damp? Days when you could still feel, or smell, as fresh as a spring flower? Days when your hair didn't look drastically different in the office than in the bathroom of your home?
Days when you weren't exposing pasty bits of flesh, blinding others as they try to avert their eyes from your naked limbs.
Okay. I'll stop now. I am obviously not a fan of summer.
Just the fans of summer.
We are expected to have a hot summer. Oh really? When have we NOT had a HOT summer.
Really, as exciting and dramatic as weather can be, this is not new.
Already I'm feeling irritable over the humidity.
Yesterday it was a cool 12C-17C
Today it is 32C
With a humidex of +40C