HALLELUJAH GLORY BE! August is over and September has finally arrived! The great summertime siesta can finally come to an end.
Unfortunately, the weather outside is still, as of yet, ignorant of the change of the calendar so it needs to wake up and get with the program.
See this picture? I’ve seen it with a graphic of a flower but that wasn’t an accurate description of August so I made it to show you what it really looks like by the end of summer. Dead, dead, dead and waiting for August to be over so it can finally get some cool relief. ‘Bout time too is all I can say.
Now in all honesty, here in south central Texas the hot temperatures do tend to stick around for a couple more weeks but we all take comfort in the fact that by the end of this month, things are definitely on the upswing as far as comfort and general overall happiness are concerned. Soon we’ll be able to go outside and actually enjoy it without melting into the ground.
Here’s a great graphic I saw on Facebook that tells exactly how it is. See that burned hole toward the bottom? That’s what the bottom of my daughter’s shoes looked like after working with a crew building an outdoor theatre set for a Shakespeare play at the Emily Ann Theatre in Wimberley, in July. IN JULY!
Oh, and see that one lone snowflake over by Christmas? That, I’ll have you know, is a way over the top exaggeration, at least in my neck of the woods.
Now I will say that this year has not been as bad as years past. We actually had only two handfulls of days, with temperatures over 100 F, along with some rain. I still remember the summer of 2011 in which the rain spigot plugged up sometime around March or April and my area got absolutely no rain until December. The headwaters of the major rivers had so little rain that nothing was flowing downstream. That coupled with 60 plus days of temperatures over 100 F, well, we shriveled up pretty good and folks were starting to make comparisons to the mother of all droughts, which was the one of the 50’s.
Y’all take care now. Good times are a-comin’ so let’s all go outside and enjoy it!