bye bye spring, hello heat



this picture was taken just two weeks ago, when the grass wasn’t so high it looked like African grasslands or the Everglades. 

this morning i took a walk and found myself staring at knee-high grassland. that is when i headed for the cooler woodlands.

it was Memorial Day in America today, a time to remember. I heard Frankie boy- Frank Sinatra- singing over the speakers in the grocery store. Begin The Beguine- or however you spell it- in WalMart. And across  the country, it felt like a 1940’s nostalgia day.

But out and about, in parks and public recreation areas, people converged like gnats on a bad night…they were everywhere. I saw Pennsylvania people taking over a whole section of an urban park with tents, fishing poles, and louder-than-local noise. I saw family gatherings with portable bandstands hauled in from who-knows-where. I saw potato salad, bottled water, fried chicken, and more  disappear from store shelves and restaurants. And I saw the summer sun beat down relentlessly…

surely my irish blood will boil…if it keeps it up.

in the words of the locals- stay cool, y’all



About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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1 Response to bye bye spring, hello heat

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Memorial Day brought much higher levels of humidity to Cincinnati … and summer has begun.

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