The lifeguard stand. A classic symbol of summer (for Northerners, at least). As it sat, empty, my mind raced ahead to what will be coming.
To be honest, I’ve had some subversive thoughts lately: dreaming of (longing for) snow. This makes me unfaithful to summer and to all of the people who aren’t ready for summer to end. (And there are a lot of them.)
Don’t get me wrong: I dislike bitterly cold weather. But there are other things about winter that are (in my opinion) worth the low temperatures. Things like the pure beauty of a snow-dusted lawn.
But with highs forecasted to be in the upper 80s this week, lovers of dog days fear not!