I Need a Break

It’s too hot. It’s too hot to work on tie-dye outdoors. It’s too hot to paint outdoors. It’s almost too hot to breathe outdoors. Heat is not unexpected in Florida in June, but this heat is a bit extreme, even for us. I keep thinking I should be accomplishing things, but all the things I want to be accomplishing involve working outdoors. That’s just not going to happen in the middle of this heat wave.

Heat outdoors makes me lethargic even when I’m indoors. We have air-conditioning. There’s no reason I couldn’t be accomplishing things indoors, but I’m not. I’m haunting Facebook and admiring pictures taken by my friends who are on vacation in the mountains. Cool, green, foggy mountains. Florida doesn’t have any of those. That’s why a lot of us go to North Carolina in the Summer. We can get there in a day, and they have mountains.

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Mountains and waterfalls and happy little streams that make happy little noises.
Happy Little Noises

Happy Little Noises

Our turn will come soon, and I can’t wait. I’m hoping I will be able to paint when I’m up there. Even if I don’t manage to find time to paint, I’m pretty sure I will be able to breathe, even when I’m outdoors.

5 thoughts on “I Need a Break

  1. sarahcotchaleovitch

    I’m glad you said something because I thought I was going crazy–it’s hot! We escape to the Pacific Northwest next week, and I hope we bring some cooler weather back. I love your waterfall–maybe I’ll see a painting of it after your trip. 😊

  2. Joe Makley

    So, I checked… 98 today, and 100 tomorrow. It does sound hot! We are heading to those N.C. mountains in July and I am expecting more heat than I like for the most part. After that Ohio, which I put in the same category as Jax for summer heat. (I had planned to include a run through the Soo Locks to Little Big Horn, Yellowstone, Glacier and Seattle, but as usual, wasn’t being realistic enough:) We could get lucky with 80s in Ohio, but I have my money on 95 in the shade. Oh well, there’s always Maine. You haven’t been up in a while 🙂

    1. releaf1954 Post author

      Maine. That would be nice. This year we’re actually planning a trip out West. We want to go in early Fall. We don’t have a full itinerary yet but the Grand Canyon is at the top of my bucket list. I’ve never seen it. We want to see some stuff before we get too old to travel.


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