Monday, October 17, 2011

Missing Autumn

Nathan's aunt and uncle were here during a heat wave. One of the worst in several years. We had temperatures that were daily in the high 90s F. We sweated it out in shirts and T-shirts until the day they left, September 19th, under rainy skies. And overnight, our temperature dropped 20 degrees F. I've come to love somewhat enjoy early fall - the time to pull out capri pants and 3/4 length tops. Maybe throw on a light sweater in the evening. The air is so fresh and clean after the oppressive, summer heat. We missed all of that this year. We had about two weeks in the 70s before Nathan and I spent a wonderful three days on Capri (more on that little getaway this coming week!). We packed at the last minute, having checked the forecast to see sunny skies and 70 degree weather - perfect for our weekend of walking the island! We arrived, sat through several hours of an afternoon thunderstorm, and then the temperature dropped to the 50s. There it stayed for the next two days. I'd packed a light rain jacket, light sweater for the ocean breezes, and sandals all around! We absolutely froze! The mainland was a little warmer, what with having all these wonderful, insulating mountains around us, but still, for me, the near instantaneous drop from high 90s to mid-60s has sent me scurrying for the winter clothes and huddled under my winter blanket on the sofa...and dreaming of those days of wearing shorts, T-shirts, and flip-flops. I think it's going to be a long winter.

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