but first, the weather: it’s been “unseasonably hot”, which is tv-weatherman-speak for it’s an inferno.
the hibiscus don’t seem to mind, though, which was heartening as my walk with joey began yesterday afternoon.
while i admired the view (and thought about how ‘cool’ it would be to be able to fly)
the clouds gathered for a convention “hi, my name is cumulus”
joey managed to find shade exactly the right size for him and he stuck to it just like my t-shirt was sticking to my back (that white-on-rice moment)
and contrary to popular belief (that there are no other people living in my neighborhood who actually walk out-of-doors instead of driving even the shortest of distances–for instance from their house to the community pool, which…in most cases is less than a city block away from their front door) a few other heat-resistant souls managed to make our afternoon walk not a solitary one. (although they were far away enough not to have known we were observing them.)