June 08, 2005

Into Cold Water


It's been a hot humid week. When With-a-Why came home from school, he pulled off his shirt and his body was covered with a red rash: prickly heat. Always, we get one heat wave before school is out for the summer. By late afternoon, everyone in my house is just lying on the floor. It is too hot to do anything. My car is even worse: not so bad when we are moving, but at every traffic light, all air movement stops, the sun pours in, and it feels like a sauna. I can smell the tar on the road melting.

In this heat, I want to be camping. Days like this are meant to be spent on the water. Canoe out to an island, climb up on a big rock above deep cold water -- and jump right in.

7 comments:

purple_kangaroo said...

Ooh, swimming sounds good to me. Love the photo!

dr. m(mmm) aka The Notorious P.H.D. said...

I always dreaded the hot hot days when i lived in Maine (where air conditioning is nonexistent). In Florida, however, we're in the middle of 6 straight months of the high temperature varying between 88 and 91 degrees. At night it plummets only to 70s. Too bad our local water is 90 degrees, too (and filled with alligators or sharks depending on the water body).

Jo(e), sorry I've been such an infrequent visitor--my summer session is kicking my ass.

Friday Mom said...

The picture reminds me of the river beside which I camped when I worked at a conference center in New Mexico. That was the coldest water. Nice to think about while we're having 95+ degree days for at least the next five.

Limon de Campo said...

I'm so jealous! Certain areas near where I live got snow, and we had to turn our heat on this morning. I haven't been outside without a coat for a week!

Yankee T said...

OOOOOOOOH! This is a great photo and such a graphic post. Beatiful, as ever.

liz said...

That water looks so refreshing.


90 degrees today and I'm wearing a suit, pantyhose & heels.

Piece of Work said...

oh, I love that photo. Reminds me of summers in Canada.