bye bye spring, hello heat


 

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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

 

 

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About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- 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 resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. 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 thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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One 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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