even though the air has been luscious the last two mornings cool enough to require a sweatshirt in the garden i'm still obsessed with water.
the lovely reflection photo and painting at monkeypaints last week put me in mind of this photograph i made when staying a bike's ride from Kailua beach on Oahu in august many years ago.(if you notice the tiny human legs in the upper left corner, it gives a sense of scale to the size of this reflection)
talk about humid and hot. stifling is the word for any spot on the island not brushed by the onshore winds.
i was staying with my sister's friend and her big family. i do not believe the parents or kids noticed that i borrowed a bike and spent the whole of every day down at the beach where the winds from the sea and amazing water were a blessing a miracle, yes paradise.
(okay, i did take two days to ride the bus around the island and did get off in a couple of places--including Waikiki--but quickly decided to stay put by the sea)
okay so this is not an image representative of august (it was oviously taken in early spring) but it does express how i feel now that the horrible heat has broken
sunday afternoon a cold front moved across our area bringing four seperate thunderstorms one after the other and dropping more than two inches of rain! and yes, cooler temps came too 24 degrees cooler
we are sitting outside each morning for tea once again feels like ages sinceit felt good to sit outside in the mornings
it was very bad timing to leave the garden our friend worked hard watering for us and we really could not have done much better and it always amazes me how much better the garden grows with rain rather than irrigation.
hopefully this is it the last of the horrible heat. september is almost here and the late summer flowers can hopefully begin their second flush and the blooms in the fresher, cooler air will linger longer.