I'm experiencing seasonal whiplash. Going from cool, rainy weather to hot, dry, summery weather in less than a week is not pleasant. The only good thing about this sudden onset of premature summer is that the long-delayed iced tea season is here at last. Unfortunately, the black cherry juice I use as one of the flavorings in my favorite tea concoction has sat on the shelf too long and become bitter. It will have to be replaced. Until then, I am drinking a substandard version of my favorite hot weather beverage. Still, it's a nice change from ordinary hot tea.
The mosquitoes are so numerous now, and I have been bitten so many times, that I expect to contract West Nile Virus momentarily, if I haven't done so already. I'm quite sure that I'll be dead within the week. I'd have a better chance of survival if the stupid woodpeckers would eat mosquitoes instead of mailboxes.