Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer comes to Portland

Summer is here!  True to Portland form, it happened just after the 4th of July.  Most of our spring, up to and including the 4th of July, was unseasonably cold with lots of overcast skies.  When the sun is high in the sky (like it is now), overcast days have a  very cold and not at all friendly light.  It's a little ominous on days like that.

But now it is sunny, sunny, sunny.  The highs are in the 80's and the nighttime lows in the high 50's.  Our windows are open to the fragrances outside which include sweet peas, nicotiana, and roses.   

As it cools off in the evening after a warm day, I find the night time fragrances especially intoxicating.   It's good to be alive and it's good to have a porch to sit on.

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