Yesterday: A slight break in the weather, and by break I mean suck-my-will-to-live heat. It’s been so hot, I haven’t walked for about five days. No one was stopping me, except my own lethargy and a heartfelt plea from my already overworked sweat glands. Also, the many fires burning all around made the city extremely smoky. None of this was conducive to a stroll in the woods, but today was much nicer. Left around 11:00 and the air was breathable, bird-loud, and very fragrant, almost like an early morning walk. There was considerable chirpiness in the canopy, proof that even the birds were happy about the cooler temperatures.
However, it was humid. It poured in some parts of the city on Sunday, and judging by the moist ground and diamond-like drops of water on the leaves, it seems like north Whitemud Creek received the rain we did not get further south, which was but a sprinkle, a ‘baptism’, as my sister says. Not helpful, but temporarily cheering.
It’s strange that we are in a severe drought this summer, and yet the ravine is lush and green. As long as you don’t look at the creek, which is little more than a trickle, you would never know. Lots of Saskatoons on the bushes this year, too.
11:00 to 1:00/24C