Was it … could it’ve been a dream?

No. Dreamy.

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 animals and people, in rare T-shirts and sandals, came out in droves gleefully.

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.

outside my window, summer day 2, Pacific Northwest

Summer 5-day forecast: More of this and showers and temps in the low 60’s (17 C).


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. inaformerlifeanexpat
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 14:22:41

    What, no sandy beaches?


    • allycatadventures
      Jun 22, 2011 @ 14:43:55

      @Expat – The shoreline in this area ranges from large rounded rocks, as seen here, to sand that’s finely crushed rock to sand that’s the finer particles and walkable without boots, hahah. Nowhere in this area are the sands fine and warm like those of, say, California, neither is the water warm or comfortably swimable without a wetsuit. Unless you’re a dog. 🙂


  2. Karyn @ kloppenmum
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 15:39:27

    How glorious that you got the sun on the longest day. 🙂


    • allycatadventures
      Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:38:59

      @Klopp – The sunshine was stunning and welcomed by very nearly every living creature, I reckon. Off the top of my head, I can’t recall the last time we had such sun, brilliant or otherwise, on the summer solstice.


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