Meteorologically speaking, Fall officially arrived here in Michigan today at 4:02 p.m. The weatherman said that Summer is working overtime. I agree, so perhaps we should call these next few wickedly hot days “Fummer” or “Sall” – what do you think?
The calendar says September 22nd is Fall and Oregon is already shoveling snow. While I don’t love this heat wave, it’s better to have heat and humidity than snow (in my humble opinion anyway).
I decided to take the car for a spin to Council Point Park to arrive there extra early to get my walk in before it got too warm. It seems everyone else had the same idea. The weather is always a common topic for the walkers, and this latest heat wave, just like the chilly weather we had a few weeks ago, created a lot of chatter. An informal poll amongst walkers revealed that people loved the cooler weather and this heat and humidity not so much. If there were no crumpled leaves littering the asphalt pathway or occasional glimpses of red or yellow-tinged trees scattered throughout the Park, I’d swear it was mid-Summer.
I did four miles today and called it quits with rivulets of sweat dripping from my brow. As I pulled into the driveway, my car odometer registered 4,500 miles and my car will be eight years old tomorrow. I have 685 miles walked so far this year and 70 more miles to go to meet my goal. Quite honestly, the 31st of December seems far away since I am writing this blog post and can hear the strains of the ice cream man’s truck as he travels down the street on this very hot first day of Fall.
I’ll leave you with this quote: Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do – Helen Keller