The day: June 21, 2011.
The place: the shore of Puget Sound, Washington.
I was there.
I was there the day the sun beamed brightly and high and warm .. temperature in the high 70’s (22.5 C) … warmer than it’s been in … too long to remember.
I was there when the sun shined on the summer solstice.
The sun in its infinite glory and arousing life-giving force.
I have the photograph, the record and the proof.
If there’s anything Mother Nature emphatically teaches us here, it is to have no hope that fine weather or sunshine will continue.
Be not optimistic that the weather has turned.
Unless by turn it is meant returned to normal.
To quote the wise and witty and irascible Mark Twain: Daydreamer: Optimist more elegantly spelled.
The day: June 22, 2011, the second day of summer. The day after yester’s solstice.
The place: Puget Sound, Washington. Do not forget your jacket.
Summer 5-day forecast: More of this and showers and temps in the low 60’s (17 C).