Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hemmingway said there is nothing more cruel than a "false spring" and I remember that feeling up north but in the land of reverse winter, the faux fall is not so pleasant either. The grapevines are all turning autumn colors and the sky is stunning blue but we continue to have triple digit heat, often 15 degrees above average, as this heat wave hangs on. We're hoping for double digits in a few days and even that will likely feel like relief. I've given up hope for the pumpkins to bear fruit and the sunflowers have been destroyed by (angry) birds. Ah well, this could be our last winter without snow so I can't complain too much. At least our livelihoods aren't at risk with this weather like so many others around the nation.