“That familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

Yesterday got so busy for me I didn’t make it back to post music. I spent the time getting ready to celebrate a belated 4th of July. I had to make 2 trips for last-minute stuff, organize the dishes and bowls, sweep the deck and wash the table. My friends arrived at 2 and left at 9. It was a wonderful evening. We played games first on a table filled with appetizers then we had dinner then took a small break before dessert. The weather was perfect with a cooling breeze.

Today started out sunny but has since clouded over. The breeze is strong and chilly. It is supposed to be quite warm and humid later so I’m appreciating the cool morning.

When I drove to breakfast today, I was a gawker. All along my familiar route were people outside enjoying the start of the day. I saw dog walkers, a woman watering her lawn, a man with an electric saw trying to get rid of a huge stump in his front yard and joggers and golfers. Old Main Street, filled with historical homes, drew my attention today. I see them all the time but mostly from a side glance as I drive by. Today I was taken by the beauty of their front gardens and the houses themselves, each with a dated plaque. I think it one of prettier rides on the cape, and I get drive it whenever I want. That’s a nice gift.

Summer makes us more familiar with each other. We are out of our houses, out of bulky coats and scarves, the windows are opened and we smile at one another or nod as we pass. I stop and chat with my neighbors. We have just come out of winter hibernation, and we need to get reacquainted, catch-up with the latest news. We bemoan the Red Sox and their tumble from greatness. We talk about the weather: no conversation around here is complete without a mention of the weather, either loving it or whining about the heat and humidity. We wish each other the best of all summers then I say good-bye, wave and drive home. We’ll see each other again. It is after all summer.

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6 Comments on ““That familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.””

  1. splendidone Says:

    Lovely, insightful observations as always Kat! Don’t forget to enjoy 7/7/14 today:)

  2. olof1 Says:

    The temperature went up above 84 here for a while, them thunder came for a visit, the temperature dropped and it was so nice even if the humidity still is way to high. Then the temperature started to build up again and this time the thunder stayed much longer.

    It hit outside my cottage at least three times and went between clouds above several times. It’s calm at the moment but it will stay like this until late tonight. I wouldn’t have mind it at ll if it wasn’t hot like hell here inside the cottage 🙂 🙂 I’m sweating like a pig and can’t take a shower for two reasons, I have a water pipe that goes almost 300 yards from a neighbor and water do lead electricity so well and thge second reason is that the shower is Hectors safe place and he won’t leave it until a few hiurs after the thunderstorm has passed 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m pretty sure he will stay even if I shower 🙂 🙂

    The day started nice though and I went to the suoper market and almost got run down by a lorry on my way home so it was a bit exiting as well 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      That is really warm, and when you add humidity, it makes for an ugly day, a sweaty day, and I totally understand how gross it is to sweat like a pig. Here in Massachusetts humidity in the summer is king, and we don’t even the rain.

      Poor Hector. I had a dog who was afraid of thunder and she shook every time. I hugged her, but my hugs didn’t help a whole lot.

      Your day does sound exciting. Thunder will do that yet alone a life threatening lorry.

      Take give and give Hector a hug for me.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    The morning was pleasant. The dogs and I had a couple of nice walks already. We saw some rabbits and spawns. Piki Dog tried to climb the tree after the spawn but was not successful in that endeavor. Rocky didn’t care.

    It’s sort of sunny and cloudy and mid-80’s. The humidity is not too bad and there’s a good breeze so the house is cool. I can take this.
    As long as I don’t have to move very much. 🙂 Right now I’m sitting in front of the breezy window. I have a dog to right of me and another dog to left of me. They are both asleep.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hu Caryn,
      The humidity has just started to return. The beautiful breeze is gone, and I’m getting warm but it is still only in the high 70’s. The sun appears and disappears but is hazy at best.

      Gracie would be right with Piki Dog. She loves to chase anything. She was after something the other night, but it was too small for me to see it. I think it went into my garden behind the fence so Gracie gave up the chase.

      The two cats and the dog are all asleep. I’m thinking I’ll join them.

      Have a wonderful evening!

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