It’s the only possible reason I can think of for the dreadful weather conditions we’ve been experiencing all over the place. For us in the upper Midwest, someone (maybe a weatherman seeking for revenge?) has turned on the sprinkler system, fixed it on downpour, and then wandered off somewhere. I realize that’s no real problem compared to the tornado victims and those along the Mississippi, but in my quiet way I had expected spring to raise its head sooner or later. And the last week of May strikes me as absurdly on the later side.
Usually we have some nice spring weather. You know, when it’s warm enough to go out without a sweater and not so hot that you’re scuttling from your air-conditioned car to an air-conditioned interior. Not this year. Sure, it turns out it’s just as well that we’ve been decidedly cold — tornados don’t breed in that kind of atmosphere — but I don’t have enough room in my closet for all my bulky winter clothes and the summer clothes, and I don’t dare put the winter stuff away until the weather stabilizes a little. And this is almost June! As I may have mentioned before.
Is anyone having normal weather? I’m off to Wisconsin next week, and my friendly correspondent is glooming over days in the 50s there, and nights of course lower. Please — is there someone having summer?