Today, is a cold and miserable day. It actually began yesterday, which is ironic. It was the first day after summer solstice. Summer does not feel like it is here. It has been a bumpy spring with warm and cooler days mixed together.
It has been a few days since I wrote a poem, so I wrote based on today’s non-seasonal weather. It is like the weather is looking for a home and cannot figure out where it is.
Summer fights to arrive,
A day after the solstice,
Winds feel glacial,
Marching coldly down upon us.
The wind wails her sad song,
A lost banshee,
Keening as she searches,
Not feeling at home in early summer.
Although this picture is a few weeks old, the day it was taken it was cold, windy, and rainy. It feels much like that again. The steel-grey skies in the background are like what we have today.
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I’m sorry Ivon but I think we must have borrowed your good weather. Great news for you though, today has been cooler with some rain so it looks like your Sun is on it’s way back to you. Enjoy.
It is supposed to warm up in the next few days. Take care and hugs to you David.
All I could think of as I read your post is that we must be neighbors. Lol. A long winter this year and summer has had a hard time finding its way.
That is the same here. It was a long winter, spring only wanted to show up sporadically, and summer is doing the same.
I’m okay with it as long as autumn doesn’t decide to show up in August. 😀
Bbrrrr … reminds me of when I was in Scotland on a similar latitude…. enjoy the sun burst moments of warmth that will undoubtedly appear and warm your heart ❤️
Kathy and I say, “cold feet, warm heart.” We have to enjoy the warm moments. It gets us through the cooler ones.
It’s my a/c. They put freon in there and you have to go outside to warm up now. If you see a shivering igloo wearing gloves and chattering hellllllooooo, stop in. Or knock. I’ll come out.
Thank you for a great comment. It is funny. That is how things are best coped with; humour. We cannot warm up today outside. It is supposed to warm up in the next few days.
Same here in Montreal. Rain, rain and again rain. Not a very nice summer this year.
It has not been so far. I think Quebec and Ontario have gotten it harder than we have.
And we are having a heatwave in SE England. The hottest June since 1976. I hope weather is kinder soon.
It has already turned around. In Alberta, we wait five minutes and the weather changes, or so it seems.
In England our heatwave has blown away into a bleak wind. It’s almost as if all the seasons have been shaken up together in a jar and are breaking free every which way. A very dramatic photo, Ivan.
Thank you Tish. I love the metaphor of shaking up those seasons in a jar.
enjoy the sun burst moments of warmth that will undoubtedly appear and warm your heart ❤️ Lol. A long winter this year and summer has had a hard time finding its way.
I am doing that. Thank you.
We’re having similar weather here on the east coast of Canada. Soon…
It is 28 C today and on Wednesday the forecast is for about 17 C. Soon…
It is 28 C today and on Wednesday the forecast is for about 17 C. enjoy the sun burst moments of warmth that will undoubtedly appear and warm your heart ❤️ Lol. A long winter this year and summer has had a hard time finding its way.