Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Summer Starts Here
For the longest time, summer seems to be just around the bend; then suddenly, it's here. June 5th was such a day. A massive warm front moved up from the south, bringing dense moist tropical air into our region. The entire clan, husband, me, two dogs were out for a hike. The air was so thick the forest was mute and the sound of our own breathing amplified in contrast. Our voices sounded flat and hollow as if spoken from within a darkened chamber. The clouds lowered and rain came. The forest smelled delicious (I like mushrooms). By the time we rounded the last bend, the clouds lightened to something approximating daylight and the rain let up. I knew it was summer. By the next day, a 30C heatwave set in for the week.
Image: 10"x13" Canson paper, coloured pencil