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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Night Time in the Summer

Part N of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge, where every day this month except Sundays, I'll be talking about things I love - one thing for each letter of the alphabet.

I had to stretch it a little bit to make this fit to the letter N, but it's something I undeniably deeply enjoy.

It's one of those little things that gives me a feeling of peace and happiness. Some people prefer the cold weather, where they get to snuggle up under a blanket by a fire. I much prefer the warmth, with the type of humidity that makes your t-shirt stick to your back. If it's drizzling, that's even better. One of my greatest pleasures in life is a light, humid Summer rain.

One Summer night, my friends and I were on the Gold Coast and there was a thunder storm breaking out. Despite my reservations, my friends convinced me to come with them to sneak into our resort's outdoor pool. On a night that was warm enough to go swimming, we floated around and watched the lightning crack all around us. It's one of the most beautiful things I ever saw. And my friends keep telling me it wasn't as dumb and risky an idea as I think it was.

We're coming into Winter soon in Australia, so I'm going to have to wait another 6 months to get that warm, content feeling again. I guess in the meantime I can enjoy the warm-blanket feel like everyone else.




8 comments:

  1. I usually agree with you, but not on this one. Here in Houston, we're entering our 9 months of summer, and I'm going to crank up the a/c and pretend the daylight doesn't exist for a while.

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  2. There is something inescapably romantic about summer nights, isn't there? They are for making memories...

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    1. As soon as the temperature starts rising I start getting wistful...

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  3. Given the brutal winters we have where I live, I'm ready for some warm, humid nights.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. Our winters aren't too bitter, but they're pretty wet and miserable.

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  4. We're just coming into warm weather, God willing! Tennessee has a sloppy, non-winter...when we get snow, it's a big deal. I came down here from NE Ohio and they think nothing of a foot of snow (or a meter, for your benefit, lol).

    Cherdo
    Cherdo on the Flipside
    "Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines" on the A-to-Z Challenge 2016

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    1. Gah I'm jealous. It never, ever gets to snow-level temperatures in Adelaide.

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