Friday, August 12, 2011

The weather predicts me



The sun is shining, the air is clean and clear, the windows are open at the chateau. I can hear birds chirping and the voices of the guys working on a house down the street. There is very little traffic since everyone leaves DC in August.

Last night temperatures dropped down into the upper 60s for the first time in awhile. I can taste fall coming.

Of course it will get hot again, of course. The end of summer in DC can only be characterized as mean. The days get shorter and shorter while the humidity, toxic air and heat seem to get even worse than they were in July. I'm not sure that's true, but it feels that way. Hornets and wasps start buzzing around, looking for something to sting while the mosquitoes get really aggressive, as if they know their days are numbered.

But yesterday (and today, or so they say) we are experiencing a sweet preview of fall. I love fall. All my worrying from recent days has evaporated. I am smiling.

Happy Friday, y'all.


You can't imagine how many pictures I have taken of the tunnel that connects the east and west wing of the National Gallery, trying to capture the essence of that magical space. The iphone camera is not great for everything, but it really worked for this. Very cool!

Here's a pretty fun video of the walkway.

11 comments:

Jinksy said...

A spider's web of light...

ellen abbott said...

I'm glad to hear it. Perhaps there's hope for us here too that relief will come sooner rather than later.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

What a perfect day! Get out there & enjoy it! (I love the tunnel photo.)

Reya Mellicker said...

Ellen I ask for rain for you every morning while I'm praying. I ask sincerely. I wish it was up to me.

Jinksy, cool pic, eh? The hallway contains a moving walkway and a very cool installation of ever changing lights. I feel like I'm in Star Trek whenever I'm there.

Elizabeth said...

I am not ready for fall yet
but I must say I like the crisper weather!
Still too hot but am out of NY in the country for a few days.

Gemel said...

Thanks for the chance to see a place I would properly never hear about here in Western Australia, it's one of the things I love about blog-land, we all share parts of our little piece of the universe.
Happy weekend....

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks Gemel. I agree completely.

janis said...

a true breath of fresh air♥

C.M. Jackson said...

mazel! btw I have never entered the national gallery that way..I am beginning to wonder if I have never really been there...twilight zone...cool photos....enjoy the rest of the weekend

Pauline said...

"The weather predicts me." Great way to look at it - I'd say it's a symbiotic relationship!

Meri said...

I miss being able to wander the Smithsonians whenever I want. It's been forever since I lived in the Md burbs and worked in D.C.