I know you are all familiar with the term Indian summer for that period in late October or early November back East when the temps rise and the sun comes out and everyone ditches their jeans for one last weekend of shorts. Well, we are currently experiencing the spring equivalent of that in Houston and it r-o-c-k-s!
A “cold front” came through on Monday which has dropped daytime temperatures to the low 80s (overnight it has been in the 60s), with low humidity, and bright sunny blue skies. This is truly cause for celebration. We actually turned our AC off and opened the windows.
In addition, I have had the opportunity to get lots of last-minute yard work, which should have been done 4-6 weeks ago around here, done. The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the birds — the cardinals, blue jays, and robins amongst others — are out in force.
I’m told that the humidity is due back by this afternoon but I almost don’t care. Yeah, Indian spring!!!
p.s. In keeping with today’s theme of beautiful Houston weather, I started a post back on January 3, which I never put up, called “Yardwork in January.” It said, “So one of the perks, I guess, of a 75 degree sunny day with a light breeze in January is that you can get work done in the yard.”
Please remind me of both of these sentiments in six weeks when I am kvetching about the disgustingness of Houston in July. Sometimes, perspective is important!