Tag: summer

It’s still a bit warm and humid in the Carolinas, but the mornings are now in the mid to low 60s, of which I am very appreciative! This is another shot from my day in Charleston. I was very tempted to join this man and the kids that were darting in out of the water, but I had my electronics with me. I’m sure that Rob would have held them for me, but I wanted to take pictures too! I’ve…

The other day, during my morning walk, I heard a familiar sound that I hadn’t heard for a few months. A diesel engine … that of a school bus! The drivers were out practicing their routes, getting timings, or becoming familiar with the route, I suppose. Yesterday, I saw this group of people floating lazily down the Saluda River in Columbia, SC. There were a few kids in the mix. Now, it’s time to put down those summer party favors…

It’s days like this, hot and humid days, when I think of the mountains, frequently. I think of how nice and cool it is atop of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River – right here in little ol’ North Carolina. I was up there a few weeks ago. It was 90+ in Charlotte, but atop of Mt. Mitchell, a nice, cool 58, or so. It was lovely and a bit chilly. However, thanks to one Willis…

It was only a few weeks ago that I was sitting on the porch in Guatemala, shivering, wishing that I had brought some long pants and a jacket. Oh well, I’ll know better next time. However, I was able to get a blanket and warm up a bit and, as an added bonus, was able to keep the mosquitoes off of me! In the mornings, during my walks, the temperatures were in the upper 50s, quite nice for walking. Well…

During this morning’s walk, I saw these students waiting on the bus, taking advantage of the shade. Today, it’s about 86 degrees here in Charlotte. Not exactly the fall-like weather that I had hoped for. However, the rest of the week looks promising with highs in the 60s and lows in the low 50s. Fingers crossed! 🙂

During this morning’s walk, I noticed several spiderwebs on various bushes, all saturated with dew. We haven’t had any appreciable amount of rain in several weeks, only hot weather, high humidity. The retention ponds are pretty low as well due to the heat and subsequent evaporation, but the ducks are making the best of it. It appears that the herons have moved on to find deeper water. Hopefully, now that summer is officially over, we can get some autumn-like weather…

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