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.
Mountains and waterfalls and happy little streams that make 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.