Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The Summer That Isn't....
This is the lovely view from the dock in from of Marion and John Bayfield's cottage on South Portage Road, Lake of Bays.
(This is the boathouse.)
Normally I visit for a week or so in August when one has to be aware of the afternoon thunder-showers and cooler evenings that can begin to arrive as early as August 15. July is usually a much warmer month, with temperatures in the high 20's--even as high as 30--but not this year.
Temperatures have been consistently in the high teens or low 20's but with a cool breeze, lots of cloud cover and regular rain. Overnight yesterday it was 5 degrees Celsius. Good for sleeping (day or night) and reading and walking but not for swimming or boating, etc. (however the golfers, and John is one, are not complaining)...
However, it is important to be thankful for life and breath and the beauty of all creation that surrounds. With these thoughts, I will log off for the day, wishing all who are on vacation a good break (even in the cool).