Lately the weather hasn't been great.
The skies are often cloud covered, it's still hot and now more humid than the earlier weeks of Summer have been this year, and it rains almost every day.............often heavy, soaking rain. Making up for the dry conditions we had earlier, I know I shouldn't complain when many of you in the Midwest are so in need of rain. Lazy, sunny days of late Summer just aren't popping up, and each afternoon is a big let down with no porch sitting or gazebo gazing..........just staying inside the cottage away from the swarming mosquitoes whose numbers increase by leaps and bounds as dusk encroaches and more rain falls.
Perhaps today will be a beautiful one.......once over the somewhat dreary start. Feeling a nudge of soft, damp morning air as I opened the front door, I popped outside to take a few snaps of the open Morning Glories, still clambering up the front porch, their blue much bluer than the sky.
The next few days may be brighter. Afternoon tea in the gazebo is a possibility, even sipping an aperitif on the front porch without booming thunder, flashes of lightning, and soaking rain. Of course bug repellent will still be needed, but we know this is not a perfect world.
Please can we have just a few dry, sunny, old-fashioned late Summer days, before the children return to school next week, and unwelcome hurricanes consider heading toward our precious Carolina coast!