In fact, the only place it hasn’t been a lot hotter than normal is Florida. I check the weather there every day and have been disappointed to learn that Jacksonville is usually cooler there than anyplace else I happen to be. Given that one big reason for this trip was to escape the oppressive heat of a Florida summer, I feel I have once again engineered a feat of exquisite bad timing. Watch: When I drive back there in a couple of weeks, things will suddenly return to normal — 105 degrees and 99 percent humidity in the Sunshine State, pleasant days and cool mornings that hint of autumn every place else.
Oh well. It’s been a wonderful summer, unusual heat notwithstanding. I have temporarily run out of Mystery Photos, which I will rectify soon. I have also temporarily run out of blog topics, which is why I’m talking about the weather. The contest continues, and so does the blog. But as you see I am again taking some time to regroup. And my sojourns up at the family cabin, beyond the reach of the internet, have tended to complicate the update schedule.
I know: Excuses, excuses. But I’m hoping any regular readers will stick around.