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08:25 pm - The cicadas have fallen silent
The fruit flies and ants OTOH are very much in evidence.

Maybe it's true that days shorten and lengthen faster the farther you get away from the winter and summer solstices. Time was the stats read 'tomorrow will be 1 min 10 seconds shorter than today.' Now it's '2 minutes 53 seconds.' So yeah, if it gets darker twenty minutes earlier than a week ago, you're gonna notice it. Thus the suddenly earlier evenings of late August that everyone remarks on.

Full Fathom Five reads much clearer for having read Four Roads Cross. I can actually follow the skullduggery and conspiracies this time.

Be content with what you have? So I suppose I'm contented with the mid-20s and mid-teens of this unrainy weekend. Shall not think about the mid-30s to come. Do not quote me next January, but I'm almost longing for the cold bitter winter the Farmer's Almanac is forecasting.
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From:incandescens
Date:September 5th, 2016 12:43 am (UTC)
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Yes, the weather forecast here says that it'll be turning warm and humid again next week. Not looking forward to it.
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From:flemmings
Date:September 5th, 2016 12:54 am (UTC)
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This is the shape of the future and I could do without it.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:September 5th, 2016 07:47 am (UTC)
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It's muggy and humid here .... its FAR TO MUGGY AND HUMID HERE ... save ussss! ^_~

probably doesn't help with the thinking.
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From:flemmings
Date:September 5th, 2016 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Sympathy. Bad as it is for us northerners, the new order of things is hell on those in the tropics. Universal AC will be the order of the day.
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From:chomiji
Date:September 5th, 2016 01:20 pm (UTC)
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This is why I feel so ripped off by this past spring, which was one-dimensionally cold and rainy and then got summer hot with very little in between. I like the soft, moist days of spring when you first realize that you can go outside without even a sweater on, and everything is green and growing.

Basically, I don't like it when I feel that the outdoors is not my friend, and I have to gird myself up to deal with it.
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From:flemmings
Date:September 5th, 2016 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Spring is a distant memory of, I think, snow in May. But I live farther north than you.

TBH I found this hot summer easier than many more temperate ones because it was so dry. No going out to face the unmoving sodden blanket of air, which is my usual summer experience. Also I started using central AC on those 'might dip to 72 at 6 am' nights which helps immeasurably.

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