Tuesday, August 29, 2006

It's a thick day here in the coastal atmosphere. Clouds moved in overnight from the west and this morning there was a thick haze in the channel. There are no boats out on the Sound today, in stark contrast to the traffic of the last few days, the last hot summer weekend. There is no wind, but the air is cooler. It might rain today which would be good as we've only had 4mm all month. The pile of split maple I stacked in the spring is dry and I'm looking at it like I know it won't be long before it starts to get used in the woodstove.

August is dying on the vine, and we are entering the last month of summer, the transition into fall, ever so gently and cautiously.