Saturday, October 6, 2007

Seasons & Symbols

The weather has been crazy. So hazy, hot, and humid that it feels more like August than October. It has also been very dry. A lot of the leaves on the trees seem to be simply fading rather than beginning to sparkle with color. But there are isolated locations where there is no doubt this is truly autumn.

Before we started our walk today we strolled around and snapped some pictures. (Chuck caught this beauty.) By the time we finished our “stroll”, I felt like a limp dishrag. The air was completely still and unpleasantly thick. The dewpoint had to be approaching 70. But we stowed the camera and began our “real” walk. It wasn’t fun. We weren’t smiling much. I thought about Rickey Henderson. I still wasn’t smiling, but we were still walking. For today, that was enough.


Tonya said...

it is suppose to be cooling off finally this week. i can't wait to start hiking. we are winter hikers.

Pink Granite said...

Hi Tonya -
It has begun to cool off around here as well.
I love this transitional time, but I admit that once we get the first hard frost and the bugs retreat, it's even more enjoyable to be outdoors!
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

that humiditiy it's a killer isn't it?