They say this hurricane season will be a busy one.  But for now we are enjoying the most wonderful May in my memory.  For weeks now the air conditioner has hardly ever turned on.  We are able to keep the windows open for most of the day, if we're careful to close them when the sun is shining directly in.  Those of you who were brought up in Florida know how unusual that is for any month after February!  The humidity is relatively low, as are the temperatures (today's high was only in the low 80's!), and best of all we have been enjoying delightful breezes!  Breezes are unusual here.  Mostly the air is so calm that clothes on a line stiffen into boards rather than attaining the gentle wind-graced softness we remember from our time up north.  It's as if Florida stores up all its wind, only to release it in big hurricane bursts.

But for now the weather is so delightful I had to write about it.  Now I'm going to leave the computer and rejoin Porter in the family room, where we are delighting in our books (Threads of Grey and Gold, and Lilith) and in the cool breeze that is wafting in the front windows and out the back door.
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Windows open in May??!! I can't even leave the windows open in the day here! Think you'll have any of that weather left when I come home in July?

Picturing you reading in the breeze reminds me of homeschooling. Oh, the delight of those days!

Posted by IrishOboe on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 12:44 am

Who would have thought we would make it into June still able to have the windows open much of the day? It has been a most blessed spring, a rare April and the coolest, driest May in my Florida memory. There's no chance of it lasting till you're home, though, Janet. If it did, it would be like the Year Without a Summer and the resultant hot air spewed by all sides of the global warming debate would heat things right up again.

Posted by sursumcorda on Saturday, June 02, 2007 at 9:31 pm
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