Monday, January 4, 2010

Warm summer days

I hope the new year has started well for you. Here in Australia, we are moving into our hottest months - January and February. The weather lately has been delightful - warm, but with a nice breeze. The dear sun is starting to flex its summer strength, though. Right now there is just a touch of that relentless, consistent heat that is still to come in full. But, this enables the garden to burst forth with tomatoes and strawberries, and there is really nothing nicer than pottering into the yard at night to retrieve some of your own produce to eat for dinner. Looking up into the impossibly blue summer sky is kind of intoxicating too. Then, after noticing the contrast of your own dark shadow cast on the bleached, sun-baked ground, it's time to spend the rest of the "warm summer day indoors" (with thanks to Morrissey on that last bit).
PS How bad are shadows for putting on the extra, really, I'm not that chubby...really...

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