May 4th, 2014

caillebotte_man at his window

Way Cool

May decided to bring a respite from the premature summer, and caught me by surprise. I left the windows open too late last night, and this morning the house was cold. The day never got hot, and a haze slowly thickened throughout the day and then differentiated into clouds as evening arrived. Now the clouds are a deep blue-gray, and shades of lavender and pink are fading from their margins. The waxing crescent moon is hidden behind them. The crickets have fallen silent, and only a few frogs are croaking. Tomorrow will be cooler still, and then the following day warmth will begin a gradual return. It's a pleasant change, though it will do little to ameliorate the pine pollen. Rain would be better, but there is little chance of it. Still, it's nice to know that summer has been pushed back for now. But not for long enough, I'll bet.

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