I was outside this evening, around 6:00, and everything looked just a little bit off . . . like when it’s about to storm, but it wasn’t. The sunlight was different — it was subtler. Instead of bathing everything in bright light, it was just subdued enough to highlight and illuminate instead.
Fall is coming. It’s still July. I think we may have a long, dark winter ahead of us. I see a time, in my very near future, where I am kicking myself and eating every word I said about the long, hot days we’ve had so far.
On the plus side, the kids are sleeping later, and we’re getting them to bed earlier. And I love the fall, so if what we get is a long, drawn out period of beautiful light, warm days and cool nights, that would be absolutely fantastic. Today was absolutely beautiful — it was about 70 degrees as a high, and very windy — I actually ordered a hot tea at Starbucks and drank it inside, because it was too cold and windy outside for me to really enjoy myself (although I did try for about 20 minutes).
It’s JULY. Oh, dear.