Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Better Late Than Never. . .I Hope

by Maggie Sefton


The Potomac River here in the area called the Northern Neck of Virginia


Please forgive the delay in my post today.  I was experiencing "connection problems."  A spur-of-the-moment trip took me from the river house here in Virginia near the Potomac River to someone's home  in a lovely but very secluded area.  Beautiful and wooded, but no connection.  Thus. . .the delay in my post. I just returned to the river house now, so I'll make this post short.

I grew up in Northern Virginia, so I was used to the
summer heat and humidity that is ever-present Back East, as I call it.  Thankfully the river house has A/C, so when it gets hotter in the afternoon, I flip that switch and cool off.  My house in Colorado actually does not have A/C by choice.  The humidity is low in Colorado, so any heat we have in the summer simply does not feel hot and sticky even with all that Colorado sunshine.   Of course, I'm someone who can more easily take heat than cold.   :)   That helps.

How hot is it where you folks are?  Hot and sticky?  Barely warm?  Cloudy and muggy?

10 comments:

Mary Jane Maffini said...

We're four women writers at a cottage in Northern Ontario. Today, it's bucketing rain with a threat of thunder storms. Great for reading, cooking and gossiping.

Hugs.

MJ

Margaret said...

Well, today is a miserably hot and humid day in the NYS Capital Region. And, of course they are predicitng heavy and severe storms (we have had our fair share this year.) On days like this I stay home, too hot to be out and about, and it would be a great pool day but with the storms brewing I guess I will stay in the A.C. I never can seem to make it in fast enough when they roll in.
I actually can't complain since it hasn't been overly hot and humid yet this Summer. I agree, it is easier to handle this weather than the extreme cold, but I don't think I could ever leave the Northeast/New England. But we do get some very varied weather in this neck of the woods.

Sally R said...

Houston - its muggy. Although the rains have came to an end last weekend, they have left behind humidity!

Anonymous said...

Here in the Portland, OR Metro area, it's been very hot (90 degrees plus) for weeks with no measurable rain since June 3. The West, including the west side of the Cascades as far north as Seattle, is burning up. The weatherman on TV is just saying that this weather will probably continue through the fall. Today actually started out cooler with some high overcast until about 10. Cordella

Maggie Sefton said...

Oooo, reading, cooking, and gossiping. Sounds like great fun. :) I love it.

Maggie Sefton said...

I know what you mean about thunderstorms, Margaret. I love summer storms. So dramatic (says the novelist). Rumbling thunder, jagged lightning strikes. Of course, as frequent as they are back here in Virginia, nothing can compare to the drama of summer thunderstorms in the Colorado Rockies. I will actually pull the car to the side of the road and watch the storms roll in over the foothills (beginning of the Rockies). Jagged lightning strikes. Crackling thunder.

Maggie Sefton said...

Oh, girl, do I know what you mean. Houston, thy name is humidity. Daughter Serena has been there ever since she went to University of Texas Medical School back in the late 90s. Spent most of August there many times. Whew! You step outside an air conditioned apt and it feels like a wet hot blanket just fell over you. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Anonymous---I've watched the weather maps and you folks are having a bad time. Burning heat and no rain. We've had a typical June in Colorado with heat and thankfully rain, too. Now it's July and I'm back East, but I hope the West won't go thru burning heat in July. Usually July is hot, hot with little rain. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Lynn Delage said...

I'm in Beaumont RD so my weather is close to that in Houston, hot and muggy. I grew up without a/c but the older I get the more grateful I am for the a/c. I would hate to live without it.

Joan Somers said...

Getting thunder right now. Hoping that new gutter in back will work well!! We live near Annapolis. My hubby's brother used to live in Reedville Va! Very pretty there. Only one traffic light!