Tuesday, December 16, 2008
It was 70 degrees yesterday (21 C.), balmy, soft air, sweet breeze. In other words, weird. One of my core assumptions (clearly incorrect) is that December is cold.
It's not that unusual to experience a few incredibly warm and springlike December days here in this landscape where the weather is ever changing, ever unpredictable. Still, after almost ten years here, I am surprised when it happens.
I think of the weather as the emotional body of the earth, so expressive and compelling, completely bewildering, even to the meteorological professionals. But ... I'm not complaining. It's nice to put away the hat and gloves for a day, to wander around without shivering. In fact, I love the capricious weather here in the American midatlantic. I really do!