Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hot hot hot

It's 83 degrees in Seattle today. Which just makes me believe in this global warming thing even more. When I moved here ten years ago, May was pretty much a long, slow rainstorm. I wore long sleeved shirts until mid-June those first couple years. And now we're having a warm-to-hot, semi-arid spring.

I'm certain it's not raining as much this year as in years past. I have some proof of this as I keep a gardening notebook every year where I note when things first bloom, what the weather was like at the start of the season, what I planted and what of those things worked out well, etc. Mays past were filled with comments about rain and how the roses were molding and turning spotty from it.

All the little girls at Sofie's play class today were wearing cute little sundresses and big floppy hats, with their legs bare. I've seen lots of ice cream cones being consumed. When I drove home, various kids from my block were riding down a small slide into a plastic wading pool. Summer's here.

Will we like living in tropical Seattle, a decade hence? I hope so.

1 comment:

ar_kay_tee said...

Thankfully, it's cooled down a bit the last couple of days. But, that doesn't mean that we're out of the woods yet. I've been considering a portable air conditioner, because it was really hot in my condo last summer. I have a lot of windows, and even with the blackout fabric lining my window coverings, it's still quite tropical in here at times. I never thought I'd see the day...


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