The lovely clouds that have kept us cool and gave us some much-needed rain are predicted to leave us today and hot weather is back in the forecast. Booooo! We’ve already had more than our average number of days above 80 degrees and we’ve already had more than our average number of days above 90. I’m done! I choose to live here in the Pacific Northwest in part because we usually only have around twenty-four days above 80 and four days above 90. I feel I’ve done my required amount of suffering and summer should be done for the year. I didn’t sign up for this long summer business!
The long, dry summer is wearing on some of our trees and shrubs too. Over the weekend, I stumbled upon many trees with yellow leaves…leaves that shouldn’t be yellow until October and definitely haven’t changed due to cool night temperatures and lack of daylight. I’m worried that this long summer is going to ruin our fall color.
In one way, the return of sunny weather might be good for me though. I can’t shake this feeling of impending gloom and doom. Maybe the clouds going away will at least help with the gloom part of that.
Scooby is sure to help too. This morning I found him sitting on the dining room table in the opening of a pizza box.
Although I don’t like it when his shenanigans include getting on the table, I can’t help but smile at the weird places he tries to make a nest.