Perhaps it's just another weather comment: I am ready to look into my closet and see different clothes!
Like others, I do watch the weather, waiting for cold fronts winding east and down from the Pacific, moisture from the Gulf, i.e., awaiting new words on the forecast other than hot and dry. Here in Denver we've finished another sweltering August, and on this mid- September day, still hot! Yesterday, I took my granddaughters on a special trip to Colorado Springs to a different zoo, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We had a wonderful time, and it is higher in elevation, so a bit cooler, but still warm enough to demand cool drinks in shade as often as we could manage.
Although May and June were two of the coolest months we’ve ever had, our summer heated up. My home now has air conditioning, but I'd much rather have the windows open, letting in fresh air and breezes! I am ready for a change, and welcome the cool evenings that Denver is lucky to have. I eat dinner late, and in the early evenings you can find me out watering plants that need extra moisture, and sometimes even wandering around the yard looking for something that needs doing just so I can stay outside, in the cool. Dark arrives faster already, so I know that autumn weather is on its way. School has started; sweaters decorate shop windows. I will soon put on sweatpants and long sleeves to feel comfy. For now, however, I am hot! I do know one living thing that's happy, the zinnias!