Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Warmest June Recorded

Last month was the warmest (June) on record...world wide. Is there nothing in upheaval? Evidently not. On the cooler side, this has been a strange Summer here on Phillips Lake. The calendar has said "summer" since the solstice; 21 June. But the days? Well, looking at the wireless outdoor thermometer this morning at 07:00 the temperature was 54 d. F. As I write (near 10:30) things have warmed up to a Summery 56.9 d. F.
But we are Washintonians and come warm weather or not we do what the calendar says we ought to be doing. Which means that on any day like today, there will be folks on the water boating, swimming, wake boarding, and the rest.
A few mornings we have had to turn on the heat; we sleep with the windows open so mornings can be brisk. For those who have to work outdoors (loggers, etc.) this is good working weather, though not a few of us don't find it at all cheery. It feels as though the threat of winter is hanging over our heads and that Summer will segue into Autumn into Winter which we will know only by the date and darkness. Read about June here: http://www.physorg.com/news198434180.html
The Sun doesn't have much to say on the subject of Summer. But this should warm our hearts: "And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts..." [2nd Peter 1:19]
Let the love of Christ shine through you to warm a chillingly evil world. e.c.

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