Weathering the Storm

This summer has been an exceptionally dry one for the West Coast of British Columbia. July was a warm month of blue skies and while most days in August began with grey skies, the rains did not come. Yesterday, while I was walking with my cousin, the rain began and it felt almost tropical. Last night, I was awakened by flashes of lightening and claps of thunder which are unusual for our area.

It is very difficult to know what to wear these days because the air is warm and heavy with moisture. Tonight, I am going to listen to the Surfrajets play at the Shipyard Market and I will probably wear jeans and a teal green merino v-neck that I bought at Costco. The other band women are much younger than I am and their guys are new to performing so they are extremely enthusiastic. Monsieur, has been playing for 50 years so I've been to a few venues.

Right now, I am reading The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. A historical fiction novel of the 1920's actress, Louise Brooks, and the woman who accompanied her to New York City in 1922, The Chaperone is a pleasant summer book that I bought on the ferry.  Reading certain books can be an agreeable pastime but personally I am making few connections with the novel.

Labour Day marks Back to School time for most of my friends so I wish all returning educators a fulfilling school year with lots of eager students. It's always good to start on a positive note! I will be celebrating my third September of retirement over lunch in Steveston with a fellow retiree. Bon week-end!


  1. One of these Septembers, I will meet another retired friend for lunch . . . not yet, but when it happens, I'm sure I will savour it. Enjoy yourself!


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