POD – Indian Summer

TL said it best on his Facebook status today “I’m not sure why they call it “Indian Summer”… but I’m sure glad it’s here!” 
After a week of weather that felt like we were starting to head into winter, we had 85 degree summer weather – weather we didn’t see most of the summer around here. While most of you complained about the heat and humidity, we were out here wishing we had some as we were lucky if we saw 75 most days.  After too much rain in the spring, having this cooler-than-normal summer for some of us was adding insult to injury. So we got summer today – and will have it this week. Hell, we even had humidity too.  I really don’t care. I like being able to set the fall/winter clothes I had dug out last week aside.  
Besides going home early from work because I felt like crap (cold plus re-emerging allergies has given me the feeling that I am fighting a sinus infection), so beside going home early from work, I got to go up and get the girls from school as G had a teacher’s meeting in downtown.

Tonight, I went out with G to his weekly VW bus club meeting. Sitting outside on the deck sipping a beer just sounded like the way I should be spending the evening. We left early, and I suggested we drive down to see the huge yacht docked downtown.  It was a gorgeous night, so we headed down to the waterfront for a walk to see the boat.

a couple of condos in the pearl district
random parking garage – liked how it was lit up.
Hawthorn Bridge
loved this modified protected sign – beware of Chuck Norris.
Oh, and Indian Summer was a phrase that first showed up two centuries ago in literature. They speculate it was called such because it marked the time when the Native Americans harvested the corn – after the leaves turned but before the first snow.  Because I know everyone was curious. 🙂

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ell says:

    Beautiful shots Emmy. I love the term Indian Summer – 🙂

    “Indian summer is like a woman. Ripe, hotly passionate, but fickle, she comes and goes as she pleases so that one is never sure whether she will come at all, nor for how long she will stay.”

    Grace Metalious

  2. Emmy says:

    Thanks Ell!
    I love that quote, btw!! Wished I would have found it for this post as it fits wonderfully!

  3. Sarah says:

    Wonderful pictures. I always look forward to your pictures.

    While you’re having your Indian Summer, fall decided to make its appearance here. I’m concerned about how much snow we’re going to have this winter. It’s been much wetter than it should have been all summer. Should be an adventure! 🙂

  4. LOL at the Chuck Norris sign.
    Glad you got a chance to enjoy the weather. We’re waiting for a humidity break here.

  5. Ell says:

    Thanks E – I love Indian Summer and about 5 years ago I read Peyton Place – the lines are from the opening page – I was just wowed by the words and the feeling they evoked. 🙂

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