Monday, August 10, 2009

Hot Spot

Canal between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun.

Summer weather finally came back, and I don't think my body was not ready for it. We've had a cool, sometimes cold summer. A good summer for me, is where I don't hardly ever consider wearing long pants, during the daytime(work not included of course). Or shoes. I like it to get hot and stay hot. I got rid of my air conditioner a few years ago, because it made it less pleasant, when I was outside. I want my body to adapt to the heat and that cold air doesn't help. It usually takes about 3 days for my body to become comfortable, when the temp shoots up. Once I'm used to it, I just have to keep hydrated and savor the warmth.

Sure, it involves a lot of sweat, and sometimes it feels like you're going to explode. But for me, I see it is necessary to survive the famously harsh Minnesota winters. I need to get the summer out of my system. Then doing iciclebicycle doesn't seem so bad. One thing I like about the heat, is it makes you a little less ambitious. Why do you think people used to sit on the porches, all day in the south? It's kind of Buddhist. Once you've stopped striving and struggling, you just give up and sit back to enjoy the day.

So, finally a nice hot spell came to town this weekend. Good, I can put the jeans away, again. It was tough for a few days, but now I'm soaking it up. I hope it lasts for awhile.

My favorite! Lake Calhoun.


Dottie said...

The Transport is looking good! When does he get a name?

I always hated the oppressive heat growing up in the South. Yeck. I'm suffering through this hot week in Chicago, kinda almost missing the winter :)

spiderleggreen said...

Name? Like a friend said, when I asked what his cats name was. "He hasn't told me yet". But I'm listening. ;)

While I do empathize, missing winter is the point. You gotta go into the yin, to get the yang. Or is it the yang for the yin? I forget... Another way I look at it is, I need to store up some heat to make it through the winter. I try to do the same for the cold of winter. Maybe it's just me, but I've never lived through a southern summer. Ours are short, maybe intense, then the pendulum swings, and it's bitterly cold. It helps to get through those winters, if you can say you've had enough of summer. So, if you're looking forward to winter, you're doing it right. :^)

Doohickie said...

Nice pics.