Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer 2009: There was one?*

If you write it, will they come?

This picture was taken the day after my son's wedding, on our way to the folks' cottage to recoup. It was one of the rare sunny days this summer. It was also relatively warm.

But I hafta ask - what the heck happened to summer this year? It was wet, chilly, windy...

I have a theory.

Mother Nature has discovered that after many, many hot, humid summers, we finally got central air conditioning. Thus she has decided to render such things useless. That's why the last two summers have been among the coldest, wettest and least sunny in about fifty years.

* Virtual high five to anybody who gets the reference here.


Caroline Storer said...

I'm with you all the way on this one! Like most British people we love to talk/moan about our weather. But in all honestly I have to say it was a bit of a washout - well up here in North Wales anyway! We had a nice June, the July and August were soggy to say the least. Here's hoping for an "Indian Summer"! now that September is only around the corner! Take care. Caroline x

Anonymous said...

I know where your summer went. It came down to stay with ours. We had a drought earlier this summer, with burn bans that idiots would ignore. Didn't have any real rain until the past few weeks.
We are now having a "cool" spell. It is only getting into the high 80's/ low 90's instead of the high 90's/ low hundreds it normally is. We are also have "lower" humidity, but you can still see the air you are trying to breath. At least we don't have a hurricane headed our way(yet).
Are you referencing the year (I forget the date, but in the late 1700's I think) that some volcano erupted and they had what they called "The Year Without A Summer"? It is the only thing I can come up with.

Margaret Moore said...

Ah, Rosemary, I wish I could my reference was that intellectual! "There was one?" is a line from the movie Stripes.

I guess it's been a sort of lousy summer, weather-wise, in many places. This week promises to be sunny, at least!