August 6th, 2017

caillebotte_man at his window

Nightfall

Summer's decline is seen in the shortening days (these are days that are getting shorter, not days that have anything to do with the popular cooking fat.) This evening I got to see the nearly-full moon rise as I was watering the back yard. The moon is less orange than it has been lately, thanks to the diminishing quantity of smoke from the fire on the other side of the mountains.

The evening air was delightfully mild, and a faint scent of jasmine drifted from the handful of blossoms recent waterings have induced. It was almost like May, until I came back indoors and felt the trapped heat. The heat won't be trapped all night, and I will soon not be trapped in summer anymore. Amazing how much better a cooling can make me feel.


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