"The dog days of summer" - those hot, muggy days when you just want lie down and do nothing. Well, I'm waiting. This has been the chilliest summer in a long time. And it hasn't been muggy - it just keeps raining.
Today looks like it might be nice - the sky is blue and the clouds are the fluffy cotton kind. But it's really chilly for mid-August. This is back-to-school weather, more like mid-September. It's great tourist weather, though.
On the bright side, we haven't had to water the lawn all summer. Even if summer rain is not as effective a melting snow, the water tables have gone up a little. They are already starting the grape harvest and are predicting a good year for wine. When it's not raining, it's excellent walking weather - you don't get all hot and sweaty.
In a couple of weeks Claire and I will be in California for a wedding. So far, it looks like bright sunshine and warm temperatures in store.