Summer Sun Breaks Through

Friday and Saturday found themselves hitting 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a major improvement from the polar vortex which we’ve become used to this winter in Maine. My recent posts have all been about how the weather is changing to a seasonally appropriate temperature, which can seem quite mundane. However, it is all more than exciting to me; the free feeling of your body when you put on shorts and tank top, the glory of sitting and soaking up the sun with a book in your hand, and the splendid pleasure of leaving the door open during the day and a window cracked overnight, it’s all quite exhilarating throughout the first few weeks of the heat. It reminds you that the outside world is not a place to be feared, a place to be braced against, but a place to love, a place to immerse oneself, grateful for its sublimity.

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In honor of this occasion, I began reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

Of course, Remi and Peanut are just as excited as I am to warm their fur and stretch their legs again.

Of course, Remi and Peanut are just as excited as I am to warm their fur and stretch their legs again.

The rest of the weekend was spent outside as well — chasing Graydon and Eevie around parks, playgrounds, and beaches; as well as tossing the frisbee and haunting old stomping grounds with Asa.

Eevie takes her first plunge down the slide!

Eevie takes her first plunge down the slide!

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Graydon is up to bat.

Graydon is up to bat.

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The Western Prom

The Western Prom

Overall, a great weekend. Now, tonight we look forward to the final season premiere of Mad Men!

 

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