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Happy Solstice!

We’re going to light the fire bowl, sit in the garden with a bottle of English wine and be all pagan-y.

I know a lot of you live in Hot Places, so this may not resonate with you, but it’s cold here. It’s been cold all summer so far. We had fires right into June.
To the point I really worry we’re headed into global cooling territory.

This is not like Midsummer where I growed up.

On the other hand, it’s not been unusually cold in the Winter, either. No significant snow in years. It’s like it’s just damp and cold and miserable all year round.

Global Miserabling.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: June 21, 2022, 10:51 pm

We have had a somewhat odd change of season here along 46 degrees north latitude. We had HOT days in April, May, and June. Hotter than usual. The snow was gone by the end of April which is a little ahead of expected. So far, we have had HOT days in June which is usually high sixties to mid-seventies. Hot as above 90. We don’t have air conditioning and when it stays mid-seventies overnight, the house won’t cool off even with windows open. I am afraid of a two week spell of 100 degree days in August that doesn’t go below 80 overnight. I can’t take that heat like I did when I was a skinny kid. If it does get that hot, I’ll be living in the basement until normal temperatures return.

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 22, 2022, 1:10 am

I heard it’s been abnormally hot in Paris. So WTF.

Maybe I do need to stockpile some food.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 22, 2022, 1:14 am

Texas is normal for June.

Union General Billy Sherman once remarked –
“If I owned Hell and Texas, I’d live in Hell and rent out Texas”.

I was out working in the garden an hour ago, the neighbor, also working in her garden, commented it was nice out.
I agreed because it was warm, but otherwise “nice”.
I checked the on-line temperature.

97 F.

Go figure.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 22, 2022, 6:14 pm

Someone I knew – may even have been a commenter here – said she never felt more at home than when she stepped into her car on a Texas summer’s day. Whuff!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 23, 2022, 1:24 am

Out in San Angelo, stepping outside from an A/C building in July was a bit like flinging open the door of your 350 degree (F) oven and sticking your head in.

Nice dry heat.

Dallas? Not so much with the ‘dry’ heat.

and I heard a new one (for me) the other day.
“She’s hotter than a seat belt buckle on a leather seat in July”

Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 23, 2022, 4:06 am

Darnit! I missed it!
Now I have to wait months for the next one!

In AZ we have dry heat, like they use to make mummies.

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