I set out on this first day of August with a spring in my step, albeit a subdued spring, since slowly the heat and humidity have crept back into the Summer weather equation. We’re back to dealing with the tropical-like feel once again. And, there’s nothing like tropical garb to go along with those delicious fruit smoothies or rainbow-flavored popsicles you are no doubt indulging in while you soak up the sun’s rays.
In July’s crusade to end the clutter in my basement, I found some tropical-looking duds, luckily just in time for the escalating temps.
About a month ago, I was walking down Merrill Avenue, enroute to Council Point Park, and passed by a house, where the homeowner had painted their shutters, front door and trim in a delicious-looking cantaloupe color. The vibrant hue gives an almost quaint, cottage-like look to this house. On this particular morning, a woman was sitting in a chair on the porch and wearing capris in that very same cantaloupe color. We said “good morning” to one another and I told her “your capris exactly match your house trim” and she looked down, then laughed and agreed, saying “I never thought about it, but you’re right!”
As I walked away, still chuckling, I said to myself “I have capris in that very color and style and I haven’t seen them in years, so what the heck happened to them anyway?” I remembered they were a gorgeous melon shade and I never saw them upstairs with the rest of the clothes. So, since that morning, I grew rather melancholy about my melon-colored capris, fearful that I might have even forgotten to pick them up from the cleaners. At one point, I even absurdly thought perhaps the cleaners sold their cache of unretrieved garments and this lady was wearing MY capris!
Well, I don’t have to wonder any longer. On the clothes rack downstairs, wedged in between some sedate-looking dress pants, I discovered those cantaloupe-colored capris hanging right next to a black pair of capris with embroidered pineapples, watermelon and cherries festooned all over them. I was definitely thinking Summer when I made that purchase!
Nothing like kickin’ up your heels and feeling carefree in capris that look like they belong to Toucan Sam of Froot Loops cereal fame!
August of 2016 was the hottest month in meteorological history … I sure hope we don’t go there this year.