Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Not complaining about the weather

Here on the west coast of Canada our summers are usually cool and wet, with an occasional spell of warm sunny weather lasting two or three weeks. It's actually very unsatisfying summer weather because all winter long we wait for those three weeks and so the ratio of sun to waiting is pretty low. But not this year. Since the middle of May we've had warmth and sunshine just about every day. By my count we're into our tenth (!) week of summer. Unheard of.

Up to now we've all kept kind of quiet about it. People might mention quietly (or even under their breath) about the great summer we're having. But nobody really wanted to speak about it too much--for fear of jinxing this run of sunshine.

The weather gods are still smiling on us but their smiles are getting a bit rigid now. In fact it's getting hot (and even a bit humid). Yesterday it was over 90 degrees in Cowichan Bay right on the ocean. Last night at 11:00 is was 85 in the bedroom and not a whiff of a breeze. The forecast is for it to be over 100 in Seattle tomorrow.

The sound of fans, sleeping under sheets, keeping to shade with a frosty glass, heading for the lake or river to cool off. Ahhh summer in the style of the rest of the country. I'm still loving it.


  1. I'm jealous. We've had nothing but clouds and rain for weeks and weeks. It's depressing.

  2. I think it must be our turn, Joanna.

  3. Yup, you're right Stephanie. And now I'm seeing the benefit of all those tall trees in my front yard. Shade!


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