I’m writing and scheduling this blog early so by the time it goes live the weather might be back to normal temperatures. Or at least I’m hoping they will, this year as been something else. Our normal weather for this time of year is mid to low 70’s. Today it’s predicted to be 91 degree’s.
I grew up in the Olympia Washington area and I can’t remember such a long hot summer. That figures because this year we have broke records for both hot and cold weather. There are some people that say we are not in global warming, and some that deny us humans have anything to do with the extreme weather.
The weather isn’t just in my back yard, and when I’m whining all I need to do is watch the news to see that we are fortunate in our part of the world. Hurricanes, Harvey in Texas and Irma devastating the coast into Florida. Still we are having wild fires threatening homes, forest land, and lives that are in part to the hot dry summer weather.
The flowers started out loving it. The yard was beautiful, now even with a lot of watering they are starting to fade. But then again I have to remind myself that just because it’s in the high 80’s, fall is just around the corner and it’s time for them to start dying down. And, the fall varieties like dahlia’s are beautiful.
The house didn’t have A/C when I moved in and we had a 90 degree spring. That did it and I had an A/C installed. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am for that decision. So with another road trip right around the corner, thus the early posting of this blog, we just heard the interstate we use is closed due to wild fires. With a week to go we’re hoping some rain will stamp out the fires. Having a road closed is nothing compared to what people who are being evacuated are going through.
The kids went to the fair last week. When the weather forecast came in I opted out, in fact there were four of the family that decided against braving the crowds in the heat. Like I said, I grew up in the area and have missed very few years of going to the Western Washington State Fair. When the family that went, they sent these pictures. I could hardly believe it. I have never seen the fair so empty, at least not at this time of day which was just before noon on a Sunday.
The first day of autumn has just passed. Hopefully we will all have a benign fall and winter. I’m ready for some friendly weather.