Wednesday, 7 May 2008

In the Summer Time when the Weather is High

It's right on the edge of summer these days.

*It's mostly warm enough to wear shorts and sandals but your legs are still as white as a piece of computer paper.
*The pool is open but you would die of hypothermia if you stayed in more than 5 minutes.
*Box Elder bugs are mating on every possible surface of my house but no hummingbirds have visited.
*School isn't out yet, but everyone is sick of it.

Then last night the adults sat out on the front porch talking while the kids ran around in the yard till long after dark and way past their bed times. The adults talked, the kids played......summer was so close I touched it.

5 comments:

Jenni said...

I can't believe how ridiculous the Elder bugs are this year! Sometimes the side of my house looks like it's moving there are so many!

As far as I'm concerned, summer can keep those hot days and sticky nights to herself. I'll take my cool spring breezes any day!

jewlsntexas said...

Come to Texas - it's been mostly summer for a couple of months now!
Warm. Been to the beach. Had a sunburn. The kids have been swimming without hypothermia. I have even had a day where the sweat trickles down your back. Gross.
But there are some good parts too - I just can't think of them right now.

jblieu said...

Oh yeah - bring it on! Gotta get up to the pool store...

jen said...

Nicely put.
You must be my neighbor because that pretty much sums up things here.
jen

Emily said...

well there's no edge of summer on WA state. But I felt YOUR edge of summer just from your description.