The summer we're having
There will also be, I hope: cool changes that rush through the house, cherries, grapes and peaches, balmy nights drinking beer, camping at the beach, dappled shade. Grace and I hung out under the tree this afternoon before it got too hot and windy. I've set up some waterplay and she kept putting her doll in the water. Not sure whether it was to wash her or just to see what would happen. Later in the afternoon it reached 34C (about 93F) with a hot dry wind. This is quite hot for early summer, I think. Normally I cope pretty well until it's over say 38C, but my stress related dental issues are still causing me grief and no-ones had quite enough sleep. So as the day drew to a close, we all got a little tetchy. I'm trying not to think about January and February, with the possibility of days at a stretch in the high 30s and low 40s.
After Grace went to bed, I had a little moment outside with a not quite cold enough beer. It slipped down all too quickly. It is still 28C (about 82). A cool change is forecast for the early hours.
December's theme for Self Portrait Challenge is red. There's not many of us antipodeans in the challenge at the moment, so I'm expecting to be one of the few exploring red and summer.