Tag Archives: summer

Fall Finally Got Here

Fall was late getting a foothold this year. Most years, on or about September 1, August humidity falls away and driving down Old County Road I spot at least a hint of fall color in the trees. This year September … Continue reading

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Henri, Meet Uncle Bob

As I write, we’re on the fringes of Tropical Storm Henri. The wind is blowing, there’s been some rain, but so far, so good. The electricity flickered a couple of times before 7 but I went ahead and made the … Continue reading

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Evening Walk

So Tuesday night Tam Lin and I are approaching the worst stretch of the Dr. Fisher Road. It’s not quite pitch-dark but close. Up ahead are red brake lights. They aren’t moving. This is unusual. When we come up next … Continue reading

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Laundry Musings

I don’t need a calendar to tell me what season it is. My laundry line makes it clear. Guess what? It’s summer! Saturday’s laundry line included lots of T-shirts and no long pants. What prompted this particular laundry day wasn’t … Continue reading

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Bread Baking in Summer

Hot, humid weather — which is to say “summer” — can be challenging for a bread baker. This bread baker uses sourdough almost exclusively. Most of the year, my loaves rise in a leisurely fashion. In winter they rise so … Continue reading

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July License Plate Report

The July license plate report is really late. Blame it on the sultry heat, political activities, and (of course) procrastination. Delaware finally showed up, but the encouraging score was Nebraska, one of the hard-to-get stack in the middle of the … Continue reading

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April License Plate Report

Fewer cars on the road, and I’ve been driving less than usual — in the age of COVID-19 I attend meetings without leaving home — but I still scored two plates: North Carolina near the beginning of the month and … Continue reading

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July License Plate Report

Sorry, I’m running a little late here . . . Sighted in July: Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington (state), Louisiana, New Mexico, and Idaho. The first three were later-than-usual sightings. Louisiana can be tricky, and for some reason I saw several Arizonas … Continue reading

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M is for Mud #AtoZChallenge

Mud season generally comes round in early spring, when thawing earth and April showers turn fields, dirt roads, and back yards into quagmires. (Hmm. Maybe Q is for Quagmire? I won’t know till I get there.) Except this year, when … Continue reading

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H is for Housing #AtoZChallenge

Around 1983, when I was still living in D.C., I read a story in (IIRC) the Washington Post‘s Sunday magazine about the housing situation on Cape Cod. Landlords wanted to get top dollar during “the season” (usually June through September), so … Continue reading

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