And there's still all of July and August to get through, plus unpredictable September. It could be three months before another day as comfortable as today comes along, and today is not as comfortable as I'd like it to be. But I should be optimistic and hope that the remainder of summer will not be as sultry as I fear. After all, birds I can't recall hearing before have been calling from nearby trees every afternoon. Perhaps I should take them to be a good omen. But more likely they are birds who used to stay farther south, and now have begun following the heat northward.
This evening should be delightful, though, and I intend to ignore the future for a while. It's not a watering day so I won't be able to listen to the sprinklers, but maybe the breezes will continue and I'll be able to listen to the leaves.