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Posted on Nov 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Indian Summer: Baby, It’s Hot Outside

Indian Summer: Baby, It’s Hot Outside

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I like heat.  I love the desert.  Where others see nothing but stark land, I see architectural beauty.  The curve of a giant saguaro. The steep grade of boulders leading to a palm oasis. The mountain silhouette darkening against a brilliant, fading sunset.

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I love the vast flatness.  I like being able to see all around me.  I know what’s coming (and what’s not).  I breathe deeper in the creosote-scented air, watch hawks play on the thermals, listen to the birds and hear the ghost of an ancient drum.  I sense the unshakable, enduring life everywhere and feel the peace.

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As much as I flirt with the idea of living in some fantastic, cultured urban locale like San Francisco or Boston, I don’t think I could ever permanently leave the southwest.  Dry heat, you are my comfort zone.

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On the other hand, I do appreciate a change of season and, yes, we do have one, even in southern California.

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This winter, I’m looking forward to turning off the air conditioning, baking goodies sprinkled with warming cinnamon, and decking the halls.

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Even I, of the eternal tank top and flip flop must say: 93 in November??

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‘Tis not the season!
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