How To Stay Cool

It has been hot! July brought several heat waves, and to someone whose comfort zone is in the low 70s, the high 90s are taxing and trying. I have been hiking early, seeking to escape the sun by midmorning, by withdrawing either into the cool basement, or, occasionally, into an air-conditioned dwelling, something I don’t … Continue reading How To Stay Cool

Summer Sorrow

     At the height of summer, after an evening of sustained rains, Fountain Creek is a ruddy river. The mountains remain shrouded in layers of clouds. Instead of paths there are puddles, the air is pregnant with moisture, and the vegetation with dewy droplets. Slightly sluggish avian and insect activity accelerates with the rising sun. … Continue reading Summer Sorrow