“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”

When I was a kid, every summer day was a perfect day. The weather didn’t matter, not even if it rained. The mornings were glorious, sweet smelling and cool. The early evening sky was filled with the last of the sun in red and orange. We played on the lawn until it was dark.

Today is a perfect morning. The air is dry. The trees are dappled with sunlight. The breeze is sometimes heavy enough to swing the bigger limbs, the ones at the top.

Last night it rained. I heard thunder then the first drops fell. They pinged on the metal top of the barbecue. The steady rain was next but it fell for only a sort while then it stopped. Today’s beautiful morning is because of that rain.

When I have my first sip of coffee in the morning, I sometimes yum out loud. I can’t help it. The coffee tastes so good it deserves that yum. The other night my friend Peg made crab cakes. I yummed with every bite. Good food and drink deserve accolades.

I have a few errands today. The cats need food so that’s a stop at Agway. Now that my fridge is fixed and no longer freezes milk and such, I have to go to the grocery store for more milk, eggs and cream. I also need some cheese, a dip and crackers for movie night. I’ll buy popcorn, always necessary for movie watching.

Tonight will be cool, down to the sixties. I’ll need to keep my sweatshirt handy. I might even start a fire in the chiminea. The piñon wood will sweeten the night air.

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6 Comments on ““Summertime is always the best of what might be.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    The dogs and I were out early this morning and the breeze was distinctly chilly in the shady parts. Autumn is making a very early start in that the Virginia Creeper is turning red. I have a theory that things close to the ground start changing colors earlier than taller things. Virginia Creeper acts like a ground cover until it finds a tree and then it runs up the trunk like a squirrel who’s seen a dog.

    It’s nice to have a fridge that doesn’t freeze the milk and eggs.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Your theory makes perfect sense to me. Heat rises so the taller things stay warm longer.

      The next few nights will be in the low 60’s, cool for this time of year.I don’t mind. I love cool nights for sleeping.

      I have to go through the fridge and get rid of stuff. I waited until the fridge was fixed.

      Enjoy your evening!

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    OMG! A sweatshirt in August? 😉 Here in Texas this is the hottest and the driest month of the year. We might finally have high temperatures back in the mid to upper 90s by the middle of next week. 🙂 How hot is it? When the low temperature in the morning is in the low 80s you know it’s hot!

    Glad your fridge is back in working order.

    Today we are going to see the movie “The Pesnut Butter Falcon”. Afterwards we are going to one of Dallas’ oldest Italian restaurants. This restaurant as been around since the 1930s when Dallasites only ate three things, barbecue, chicken fried steak and fried chicken. 🙁 This will be my first visit to this iconic place. We are going with a group from the Down Syndrome group of Dallas.

    Today will be triple digit temperatures and no rain.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Tonight was rainy and 58˚. We sat under the umbrella until the rain got too heavy.

      We haven’t yet had a day in the 90’s, and I don’t think we will. The nights will only be in the 60’s for the next 4 or 5 days. The mornings are just lovely and cool.

      Now I need to restock my fridge and toss out everything that froze, and it was a lot of stuff as I had shopped only a day or two before the fridge went on the fritz.

      It sounds as if you are going to have a wonderful evening. I read about The Peanut Butter Falcon. Movies with positive, uplifting stories are rare.

      I’m jealous of your dinner plans. I love Italian food, and that restaurant sounds amazing.

      I like my cool nights!

  3. olof1 Says:

    Raining big parts of the day here. It seems that when it has stopped it only took that one of us went outside for it to start again but as long as we all were indorrs it didn’t rain 🙂

    I can’t remeber us having an especial time to be back home in summer but I know none of us could stay up until it went dark, That doesn’t happen until around midnight in summer 🙂 🙂 I think it mostly was a tv program that finally made us go in though. Now in august it gets dark so early, especially on cloudy days like this one.

    We’ll have a warm night they say, won’t drop beneath 59F but it will also be a bit rainy so I might have to close the bedroom windows tonight.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      It didn’t rain all day here, but it did rain in the early evening, on and off. It even got heavy at times.

      The street light going on was the signal for us to go inside for the evening. In the summer, of course, it came on such later. Bedtime wasn’t strictly enforced in the summer.

      It is beginning to get darker earlier now, a sure sign summer is coming to an end. I do love the fall here, but I’ll miss summer.

      Last night and probably tonight too have been cool enough not to need the air conditioner. I love sleeping with a cool breeze coming in through the window.

      Enjoy your Sunday!

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