August 3rd, 2003

caillebotte_the orangerie

Cooler, at Last.

Most of the clouds gradually dissipated through the night, allowing the stars to emerge and the heat to escape. At last it has grown cool enough for me to read the last couple of days of posts.

This morning, I see that the last of the pansies are gone, and most of the remaining roses on the bushes across the street. The deer came by unnoticed again. There is little left for them to eat on this block now. I believe they enjoy the wild plums on the bushes next to the mulberry tree, but those have not yet appeared. It's too bad they can't eat oleanders. There are still plenty of those around.

It's supposed to remain cooler for the next few days -- only in the 80's, with lows in the 60's, so I ought to get in a few more walks, and maybe regenerate a few moribund brain cells, too, before the heat returns. Hope that Sluggo stays on his good behavior.
caillebotte_man at his window

Cool Evening

I think I need to go to the Windows update site. Sluggo has protested the last couple of times I've been there. He doesn't like being updated. It's for his own good, though. I know from experience that if I keep trying, eventually he will comply.

Today, I got almost enough sleep, and got to go for an actual walk for the third day in a row. There were cats everywhere. They, too, are pleased that the weather has improved. There are lots of little green apples in the orchard, now, and green walnuts on the tree in my back yard. Summer is pleasant when it doesn't get carried away with itself. Now the crescent moon is hanging in clear sky speckled with stars, and the evening air is soft and cool. I will spend some time outdoors, and wait for the raccoons to drop by.