Sunday, July 25, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Eyes slowly open
glance up through the square-
Wait! Am I dreaming?
Squeeze eyes shut- reopen
Forecast of continued clouds
and thunderstorms throughout but-
Happiness this morn’
Rethink plans for the day-
Hop out of bed
seize the warmth, sun and
~ before grays predicted return
On a getaway to the Catskill Mountains, the weather changed our plans on Saturday. Severe thunderstorms rolled through and knocked out the power to our cabin.
Instead of having a fire and s’mores, we drove around to find flashlights and candles. The first stop was out of flashlights and batteries but we struck gold at a tiny gas station. Fantastic- light for the night!
Since we had a signal there, we checked on the weather. More rain and storms throughout the night as well as 90%-100% chance of rain all day Sunday. We decided to sleep in and have a lazy morning.
As I opened my eyes on Sunday morning and looked up through a skylight,I saw BLUE! I couldn’t believe it so I closed my eyes and took a breath. I opened my eyes and again BLUE with puffy white clouds.
The thought of a lazy Sunday morning totally vanished. Energy flowing, I popped out of bed to get the day started!
The power was back,the sun was out, the sky was BLUE! Time to seize this positive start and get out into this unexpected joy.
- Before predicted storms arrive later about 4:00. We shall see…
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
from sun rays
they grace their
potent light upon.
humans stay inside
the humid, hot,
instant sweat-creating air.
Waves upon waves
of increasing heat,
days upon days
of grilling sunshine,
no one ventures
to embrace summer joy-
so many days left to wither.
In my mind, summer is supposed to be filled with outdoor adventures surrounded by nature. It might be a Book Club meeting in a forest, a yoga class at a beach, or a hike in a cool creek. It is a time of outdoor enjoyment.
So the past few days have been horrible for me. I have stayed in my house basically all day. The feel like temperatures were above 100 and the humidity was so high. There was a Heat Advisory for the area. Honestly, if I just stepped out of the house and stood there, sweat would be dripping down my face.
I HATE days like these. I know that I am probably in the minority in upstate New York because we don't have a long summer. But I truly don't understand the love for days like this. I can find nothing enjoyable about them. I don't want to live inside in July or have AC on all of the time. I love windows open and fresh air moving throughout the house.
These days of neighbors staying inside, no children's laughter filling the air and the hum of air conditioners running seems like such a waste of these precious summer days. Instead of the day being filled with life, its hours seem to wither away.
Oh cooling breezes when will you arrive so I can again embrace the fullness of summer days!
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