Summer’s Grand Entrance

Summer feels she needs to make a dramatic entrance.weather0814_01

She has finally decided the time is right to show up.  She hopes everyone notices.???????????????????????????????

She thought she would give the nice people of Indiana a break.  Let them enjoy some nice, cool weather.  Pretend like it is still Spring.???????????????????????????????

But No!  She heard they were beginning to make fun of her!weather0814_02

She heard they were laughing at her.DSC00936

She heard they were saying things like, “It’s too late now.  Summer will never really show itself this year.”weather0814_05

Excuse Me!  Whoa!  Summer will never stand for that.  Just because she was distracted doing her HEAT thing over in England doesn’t mean she forgot how to make people sweat in the U.S.A.???????????????????????????????

Summer considers herself a perfectly reasonable season, thank you.  She was just trying to be nice.  Trying to compensate for the outrageous behavior of her colleague Winter.???????????????????????????????

What does she get in return?  They question her fortitude.  They call her weak.  They say things like, “This is the summer that never happened.”weather0814_08

Enough is Enough!weather0814_11

She is here now.  She is taking a nice, deep breath.  She is ready to exhale her lovely heat and humidity upon Indiana and its midwestern neighbors.weather0814_10

Summer demands a certain respect and she fully expects to receive it.  This next week will do.  They will remember her.  They will never question her fortitude again.weather0814_12

31 thoughts on “Summer’s Grand Entrance

    1. A little shade goes a long way about now. A/C goes pretty far too. The heat was projected to hit Tuesday but finally settled in Thursday afternoon. It’s a good thing, really. The local agricultural crops could use the heat. The old garden can handle it. Have a great day, Grower. 🙂

  1. I was getting soft, here in Kentucky. Loving the brisk mornings. Driving with the windows down. Having the audacity to turn off the AC and open the windows of the house. Foolish, foolish, foolish. 😉

    1. If enjoying the amazing summer weather is getting soft, I’m all for it. Of course, foolish is one of my favorite ways of being. Roll up those windows for a few days, Benjamin. But fear not, fall is coming soon. I was in Kentucky last weekend. A wonderful state. My family’s ancestral home. I love it. 🙂

  2. Reading this made me smile! Beautiful images! On the other note: our A/C broke down Friday evening, so I felt that summer at its best! 😀 Luckily, we had it fixed Monday and it didn’t cost an arm and a leg…

    1. Thanks. I’m always glad to make you smile. I appreciate you letting me know. Those images were all taken in about a 10 minute period on Tuesday evening. I expect you’ll be using that A/C this weekend. 🙂

  3. I know you are a very good gardener but i didn’t know you was a very good and funny poet ! Great pictures too !!! Tu es un artiste à part entière , c’est certain 😉

    1. Thanks Christiane. More of a storyteller than a poet, I expect. One of these days I will sort out the mechanism to share my music over the blog/internet. Then you will really know whom I am as an artist, for music is my finest art (or so I think). Music, gardening, family and good professional work – that makes me. Bonne Journee! 🙂

        1. Yes, my music is cheerful. I’m glad you would suppose such a thing. A fine weekend here – my son is off to college this very day. 🙂

    1. Thank you. I usually focus on flowers, but those clouds were so beautiful, I really wanted to share. Thanks for appreciating them. 🙂

  4. I love clouds. I remember taking pictures of them with FILM. They would never get processes because the lab would think they were POOR photography. Nice job!

    1. Thanks Joanne. A little different approach for me, but fun. I thought they came out well. And it really was Summer’s grand entrance, though it took her until yesterday afternoon to show us some real heat. But now we have it. Hot and humid for a few days. 🙂

    1. I think the heat is mostly here for the weekend, then it is moving on, or so the forecasters say. Yes, we could actually use it. Our local farmers have a bumper crop of corn in the fields. It is time for the corn quit growing and start drying and boy could they use some heat and dry weather for that. As for winter, I shudder to think of what might top last winter. We were as cold as Minnesota through January and February – and they had a harsh winter. We’ll see. We’ll feel, too. 🙂

        1. Me too. But you know, the weather, it’s a changin’. Temperatures be what they may, I just hope the moisture/precipitation patterns don’t change too much, as that is what will really hurt our forests and alter the general ecosystems.

    1. It’s always my pleasure to share your morning coffee. The clouds were quite amazing the other night. I’m glad you liked the pictures. 🙂

  5. We’re even in the Dutch oven in Minnesota! Just in time for the kickoff of the great (and it is great!) Minnesota state fair. Hail summer!

    1. Hail Summer, indeed. We finally acheived some real heat yesterday and I must say, it felt great. Of course, folks will complain, but they complain in the winter too. Me, I love the extremes in weather – really hot, really cold and most of all, really gorgeously, fabulously beautiful and pristine. Have fun at the fair, Nate. 🙂

  6. “I look at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow….” Interesting clouds and storytelling, indeed. Happy sweltering, Jim.

    1. Thanks, Cynthia. It appears I have yet to meet the garden feature upon which I will not project a human personality. I guess that’s what we get from me sitting down in the early morning and thinking, “hmmmm, how are we going to convey this little message?” It’s real time storytelling insofar as I write it as I think it and I hit publish before I have time to reconsider. 🙂 Have a great day. 🙂

    1. Yes, they do rather look like your kind of photo. You have views of well lit clouds much more often I do, looking out over your beautiful lake. I tend to get the sunset through the trees, but occasionally the clouds over head show some color. Naturally, I want to share such an occasion. Have a great day. 🙂

    1. Thanks Amy. Summer did finally make her appearance. We have had good old fashioned summer heat for nearly a week now. I like it. I love the cool weather we have had this year, but some real heat feels good for a while. Our local crops of corn and beans could really use it too. Time for them to dry out and let the farmers harvest the bumper crop. 🙂

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