From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Winter Person or Summer Person?

Too hot, too soon, for me!


Our five-day forecast predicts four days next week with highs of 90° or more and one day with a high of 88°. If the humidity continues as it has this past week, the heat indexes will be close to 100° every day. Ugh. It's only June. It's too early for this!

Lately, I've been trying to do yard and garden work in the evenings after the worst of the day's heat is over. Even then, the warm temperatures and high humidity slow me down a lot. I don't have the stamina for working in the heat that I once did. I wish I could have done the work when the weather was cooler, but the weeds hadn't grown yet!

I saw the above quotation a few years ago at the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institute).When I read it, I knew immediately that I was a winter person, not a summer person. I don't love winter, but I cope better with cold than with heat. I don't dread winter's cold, but I do dread summer's heat.

How about you? Winter person or summer person?

National Museum of the American Indian

2 comments:

ebrake said...

I am definitely a cold-weather person. This pattern of hot, humid weather in June was also true last year. Then it turned cooler later in the year.

Genevieve said...

Thank you, Eric. That gives me a little hope. I don't want this heat to stay, straight through to mid-September.

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