Yesterday was long, I was irritable, steamed up for a portion of the day.
I was headed into Harbor Town last night for rehearsal so I took a few minutes beforehand to simmer down, sit by the Mississippi, and watch the sunset.
I miss seeing the sunset (especially over the mountains). I rarely have the opportunity to catch those last moments of daylight here in Memphis. The flat landscape and towering oak trees which umbrella the city diminishes the concept of a view. Such a lovely treat then, when I do glimpse it.
You know who else has been cooling down? Memphis. I have been thrilled this week that the heat finally broke! It's time to go camping, to get our little fire pit in the backyard going, to while away the weekends and evenings outdoors.
From the I Love Memphis Blog:
- Our long, hot Memphis summer has been validated. Forbes named Memphis as the second hottest city in the US this summer. Our hotness was measured by how many days the temperature rose above our summer average (72!). Louisville may have beat us by one day, but we totally know we’re hotter than they are.
No longer are the days of feeling personally violated by the obscene heat.
At least, I hope.