This is summer? — Plus pretty picture

Yesterday on the radio, I heard that the Bay Area was experiencing its coldest summer in 40 years.  That is (ahem) longer than I’ve been alive, so in other words, this is the chilliest July that I have ever experienced.  I’ve worn flannel pajamas the last two nights (no joke), and I am currently in the throes of a very heinous summer cold (shouldn’t that be an oxymoron?).  Last night was a bit of a rotter, especially when I realized we had used up our Ny-Quil last spring.  Kind husband just bought me a huge box at Target, so tonight should be better.

Sigh.

But enough of the little pity party.   Let’s take a look at something uplifting, like Mary and Jesus.  This lovely image was sent to me by a reader a while back (thanks, Gabriel!).  I adore non-European images of the Madonna and Child.

Have a warm, congestion-free day.

And if you are thinking of visiting California, bring your coat.

2 Responses to This is summer? — Plus pretty picture

  1. We drove through beautiful, chilly San Francisco on Tuesday on our way home to Las Vegas from OR. One of the most beautiful cities I feel in US. Sorry about your cold and stay warm :))

  2. Thanks, Toni! I’m glad you enjoyed the city (and though I don’t live in SF itself, I share your conviction that it’s one of the most beautiful places around).

    And I still have the cold, alas — but on the upside, I do believe it’s going to be warmer today. Hooray! That makes me happy.