Weathering Summer

Forget the flowers in your hair, if you’re coming to San Francisco be sure to bring a sweater.  Especially in the summer.

Because of the summer fog it’s more than coolish here, it’s downright cold.  Which makes this fair-skinned Idaho transplant very happy. I love a rainy winter day the best, but a foggy summer day isn’t far behind. I feel energized in the morning to work on writing projects and when the sun finally shows up mid-afternoon I head outdoors to tend to the garden.

Today I gleaned a little bouquet of midsummer blossoms—a hydrangea that escaped last month’s hot spell, some oregano gone to seed, a fragrant stem of blue sage and the first flush of a pink-tipped penstemon. When the fog rolled in again I headed indoors to read about the gardens created for Queen Elizabeth.  Under a cozy blanket, of course, because it is July in the Bay Area.

How are you weathering summer?



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  1. Posted July 17, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    I do miss those Bay Area summers.

  2. Posted July 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I know! I loved our almost cold day just recently. I wore a wool scarf!

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.