Summer Heat

I’m not a big fan of summer. Here, where we have four distinct and wildly different seasons (Mud, Jungle, Perfect and Cold), it doesn’t even make it into my top two.

In the winter when temperatures dip down low I go outside and instantly wake up. The frigid air is bracing making certain I know I’m alive. I’m ready to explore and go and do and conquer the world! Or at least have a quick adventure before I go read a book during the extra long night.

In the summer I go outside and the heat feels nice.

For 37 seconds.

Then I melt into a puddle.

A puddle of lethargy and

apathy

and

despair

and

sweat

and

never

want

to

move

again.

But, there are things in the summer worth fighting the heat for. Beach visits, canoe trips and swimming pools (which not coincidentally are all things that involve water where one can cool off) and a few non-watery activities like picking these:

For a bucketful of wild black raspberries I’ll sweat and swat bugs for a long time. Well, at least twenty minutes.

I’m not a big fan of summer.

But, today the girls and I ate wild black raspberry pie with ice cream for a late, lazy, summer breakfast and summer seemed just fine.

 

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9 comments on “Summer Heat

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Sorry, not even for that… the heat can just carry on without me…

  2. Dani Heart says:

    Oh yum, that sounds amazing. πŸ™‚

  3. Widdershins says:

    Summer can carry on without me too. πŸ™‚

    • Jessie says:

      I suppose I could say it puts the other seasons into perspective… but I’m too hot right now so I’m just going to keep complaining for another month or so… πŸ˜‰

  4. A. Mouse says:

    I can’t stand summer (remind me again why I’m in central California?), so I share that sentiment all too much. The pie sounds amazing though, and makes the heat sound bearable (for about 2 minutes, or until the pie is gone!)

    • Jessie says:

      Until the pie is gone sounds about right! The berries are pretty much done. Good thing we’ve got a little break from the heat too! (And what are you doing in the hot place! Move those traveler feet elsewhere for the summer!!!)

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