Too darned hot

Posted on August 4, 2010


I like to read stories of the burning desert sands while winter blizzards pelt the Writing Studio and Bait Shop.  Last night, as a hot, muggy day descended into mosquito-filled darkness, I wanted . . . polar bears.  Jack London.  Blue ice.  I pawed through the Photo Archives looking for cold comfort, and found it.  

I took some snowy pictures in February 2008.  I was out and about that weekend trying to capture nooks and crannies for an Our Town: Antrim County post for the Record-Eagle.  That bench looks over Grand Traverse Bay from the Banks Township Park. 

There’s Richardson Road.  See how nicely we keep it plowed?  You’d think I might have found at least one sunny day in there, but you would be wrong.  This is the value of looking at February pictures when August is misbehaving.  A person comes to appreciate the good parts of a bad day.  And look what happened in March:

That’s the Elk River showing to best advantage.  After that I felt so much better I went right off to sleep.  It’s supposed to be hot again today, so you might need this post.  I’m off to buy canning jars.  I know, I know, but I am going to learn to can apricots, and I love apricots even more than I hate being too darned hot. Meanwhile, you can amuse yourself with our new Looking Backward feature. Great posts on this day in other years. The local weekly newspapers do this all the time, and I figured I was missing a bet. Here you go.