Summer Plateau

July 14th, 2010 Posted in writing

After having been away for most of June, I returned to find my town had come to rest in what I call the Plateau of Summer. That is when leaves on trees are no longer light green, but dark green; when the temperatures not longer edge into the 70’s but stay in the 80’s and 90’s every day; and when the wind blows not just warm, but hot and dry.

I know this state of affairs won’t last more that four or five weeks before the leaves start showing tiny splotches of red and yellow and the night air begins to cool.

When that happens, it will be time to start thinking about fall. But that will be then, and, happily, this is now.

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