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Bright Gray [Jun. 25th, 2014|02:05 pm]
There were some lovely cirrus clouds this morning, but by noon they had thickened and turned into a general overcast. It's a bright overcast, but it still provides enough shade to keep the day much cooler than it was yesterday. By evening it's supposed to turn back into scattered clouds, so the sky won't hold the heat in overnight.

Tomorrow is supposed to be much the same, and there is now a possibility, though slight, of rain both today and tomorrow. I'm hoping for no rain, because rain here in June is invariably accompanied by lightning, and lightning here in June is invariably accompanied by little fires that can flare up into big fires. On the other had, we could get the lightning even without the rain, so if there is to be lightning I hope there is also at least a bit of rain with it. To have neither would still be best, of course, my thirsty landscape notwithstanding.

I'm going to try having dinner for a late lunch again today, and save lunch for a late dinner. This does seem to work out for the best when I'm short of sleep and prone to unintended late afternoon naps. I'm also getting the computer stuff over with early, just in case we do get a thunderstorm later this afternoon. I'd like to get everything shut down and my costly new router unplugged before any power surges come along.

And I want to go out and see if the butterflies who were hanging about earlier are still around. The back yard was visited by several butterflies and a couple of hummingbirds this morning. They must enjoy the cooler days as much as I do.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-06-25 09:12 pm (UTC)
I invert the meals fairly routinely -- a light supper's easier to digest. It has been a disappointment to me that Seattle doesn't much go in for breakfast. I like a big breakfast, a middling lunch, and then something insubstantial in the evening. Ah well. I can work with the system.

Hope you don't get any lightning!
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-06-25 09:13 pm (UTC)
P.S. Is that shot from Fellini Roma? Have I already asked you that several times?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2014-06-25 09:39 pm (UTC)
It's from the opening scene of La Dolce Vita. Paparazzo atop the car is also from LDV.

I've never been much of a breakfast eater, unless I'm eating it late at night before going to bed. When I wake up all I want is orange juice and then a bit later some fresh fruit. I'd probably adjust well to Europe.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-06-25 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's right! I'm sure now you've had to explain that to me before. Maybe next time I'll remember. ;)

Yes, you probably would. I found Italian breakfasts entirely inadequate -- excellent caffelatte, a good roll, yeah, now where's the omelette? Ha. Amsterdam had the breakfasts of my dreams...
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