Whew! Summer’s Here!

Here in the great northeast we have experienced a few days of what we call “summah weathah.” It wasn’t so long ago that we kept the warm and heavy down comforter on the bed, our systems still attuned to a rainy, chilly spring.

That said, these past few days of mid-90s and the accompanying humidity have driven most of us to install our air conditioning units in the windows and to leave the overhead fans on 24/7.

Personally, I’m not a fan (ha, ha; pun intended) of hot, sticky weather, but I find that the more I complain about it, the worse it seems. So if it’s just too hot to be out, I stay in and write, do some cleaning, read, or something else that doesn’t require a whole lot of effort.

Plus complaining about something over which I have no control is just a waste of time and breath. So, to lighten things up, I checked in on one of my favorite poets, Ogden Nash, to see what he had to say about hot weather:

“When the thunder stalks the sky,
When tickle-footed walks the fly,
When shirt is wet and throat is dry,
Look, my darling, that’s July.

Though the grassy lawn be leather,
And prickly temper tug the teather,
Shall we postpone our love for weather?
If we must melt, let’s melt together!”

Here’s hoping that none of us melt, together or separately!

Advertisements

One thought on “Whew! Summer’s Here!

  1. Jodi says:

    too hot already- holed up in the A/C house.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s