Thursday, May 8, 2014

a taste of summer














last week we had a heat wave. the temperature ranged from around 67 to about 88 degrees fahrenheit. on the first day that the thermometer rose above 80... i felt like i warmed up, completely, for the first time this year. our summer here, on the oregon coast, usually consists of temperatures in the upper 60's and lower 70's... days above 80 are very rare. i think i warm up at about 81. the warmth here (or lack of it) is the only thing that really bothers me about living here... or at least the only thing that bothers me that i have no ability to change. but luckily, there are many amazing things about living here that usually i don't even really think about it. only on days like this.... where we had a little taste of heat.... and now i am sitting here... cold... watching the rain pour down outside my window... missing the sun... that makes me stew just a bit.

but...

i hear that we are in for another heat wave next week... so, i suppose a good watering is good if the sun promises to return again.

oh, those summer days... i am so ready for them. we really enjoy our sun when we get it. digging in the dirt. baseball in the cow pasture... a certain nine year old is falling in love with the sport (and his silly mama missed the sign-ups... oops). dinners outside and roasted over a fire overlooking a sunset on the river. talk of those dreams again... these dreams

ah... yes... summer we are so ready for you here.

7 comments:

Tracey said...

We went straight from winter right into summer. Our temperatures have been hovering around 95 degrees and the humidity is high.
It's going to be a long summer.

jenny said...

oh my goodness!!! that will be a long summer. i wish we could trade a little weather here and there :)

Lady Cordelia said...

My goodness. Your land makes me feel faint.
xoxoxoxoxox

amanda said...

oh how I want to come sit by your fire and look at the river and talk in person with you~ it's stunning!

(I always read your posts anyway, but this one I hadn't yet, until I clicked on your name with your comment over at Ben Hewitt's blog thinking 'I bet that's "my" jenny!' ha! "my" jenny- whadya think of that? ;)

jenny said...

oh amanda! your comment has me smiling from ear to ear... i love it :) i am so thankful for this lovely community of friends. i so wish we could sit and chat in person... maybe someday... :)

summer said...

Oh where you live looks so lush and green!!! I want to paint it in a picture! We're going to get some of that heat here again next week. Off to the pool for us! :)

nichole said...

ah...that's some stunning scenery there. my body requires 80's to feel warm too. Anything cooler, and my hands and feet feel cold. lucky for me, there is plenty of heat in Texas (except that I adore gray and cold, despite cold hands and feet). today is stormy. we've had several hours of REAL rain and it feel sublime. Rain can be a rare indulgence here and something I'm always learning to live without.

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