Monday, 26 July 2010

The Best Kind of Summer Weather: Would That It Last Until September

The light this morning is magnificent.

We're a little more than a month after the summer solstice which means the sun is somewhat lower in the sky. It shines through the leaves of the trees, which are probably at their most luxuriant. A month before the solstice, their leaves were much smaller and the play of green and light was much less striking.

The wind is blowing too--not very hard but enough to make the leaves and their shadows dance. The nearly constant rustle also masks some annoying noises of summer, like air conditioners, although so far today no one should need air conditioning.

Perfect weather! Full moon (or nearly) last night too! And to top things off, we seem to have the neighborhood almost to ourselves, as this week and last are the Great Quebec Summer Vacation, the period when construction, garment and several other industries close down.

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