Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Dog Days of Summer

What has happened to summer? It seems like just a few days ago I was awaiting its advent, I was looking forward to the long, warm summer days and hoping to savor each and every one of them. Well, the days are getting shorter, and the unofficial end of summer is just around the corner (Labor Day). It's 8:14 PM and twilight has fallen. At the summer solstice the sun sets here after 9:00 PM. It has been a pleasant but cool summer this year. My patio plants are thriving.

At work I am busy helping to plan for influenza season. We are planning for the worst and hoping for the best. The spring blip of H1N1 Novel Influenza (swine flu) caught us in the laboratory off guard but we were able to learn some valuable lessons from it.

This summer I have been occupied with reading the Twilight saga. For some reason I find these books to be page turners for me. It's been so long since I've been able to enjoy reading for it's sheer pleasure.

3 comments:

Annie said...

There was no wardrobe switch this year.

rilera said...

Annie, it was COLd this morning! 48 when I got in my car to head to work at o-dark:30. BRRRR. I'm not ready for this.

jutka said...

I don't remember having this strange summer here than the one this year. Few days ago we're up in the 90s, and it was only 45 this morning. And it was just like that in the last three months. We even had a record high of 107, and a 25 degree drop on the next day.