Monday, May 7, 2007

Some like it hot

The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco.
Mark Twain

It's so hot. We never get these temperatures around here - maybe just five or six days a year, if that.

San Francisco is such a different place when the temperature is in the 80's. There are so many more people outside. Everyone comes out to stroll, to garden, walk their dogs, grill their dinner. They dress in pink and blue and green and orange and show skin and wear bikini tops and short shorts and flowy, strapless dresses and sandals and open their doors and windows to let the warm, dry air in.

On the beach, where you usually see everyone in hooded sweatshirts and often bundled up in blankets, even in the summer, I now see teeny bathing suits and striped towels and flip flops, as if this were LA. The heat and sun alters people's mood, including my own. In an already cheerful, laid back city, everyone seems so expansive and joyful, like we're celebrating something. Like we're all in on it.

I personally prefer cooler weather. I like gray skies and tall clouds and walking on the beach when it's just a bit nippy. Still, I have to admit this is a really lovely change of scenery. If only Mark Twain could see us now.

7 comments:

Miguel Cane said...

Dear Dushka,

Well, summer-is-a-cumin'-in here too... we get cool winds, and bright sun... and yes, the beach is a bit nippy. And living on a penthouse, I get the best of both weathers.

Sometimes I even get giddy!

You both must come! In September, the weather will be just right the way you like it. You've got a housekey to my palomar.

Much love,

M

Ben said...

The weather in Ohio right now is just perfect. This week we've been in the 50's and 60's with very low humidity. There are always storms that threaten us, of course, but I, like you, prefer the gray skies and the cool winds (but I must confess that I am ready for a little bit of hot and humid weather) That's what I like the most from San Francisco.

Hugs

Dushka said...

It sounds like we'll have to swing by Spain via Ohio. :)

sencho said...

Go global warming!!!

Dushka said...

Ew! Shame on you!

Viviana said...

Dushka:

Mexico City is hotter every year too. This year, however, it's been rainy and with gray skies. This is one of the fisrt mother's day that I remember without being melting under the sun.

So let's see what the weather brings this year! I think it's going to rain so much that we would be under water till november!

We will see

Hugs from Mexico City

Viviana

Ben said...

LOL@ go global warming. I shouldn't be laughing but hey, it was funny for a tiny moment.