Though Memorial Day is the first unofficial day of Summer, it often does not live up to its billing. This weekend has been like that as yesterday’s relative warmth has been eclipsed by today’s rain and chill. Biting rain propelled by brisk winds have created a gray day where indoor activities are pursued instead of working in the garden or laying on the beach.
The plants don’t mind nearly as much as people as they are getting needed moisture. They are perky, happy to be moist. We remain inside, warming ourselves with a cup of coffee or tea.
The end of May is often a teaser as a last cold snap can sweep down from the North or winds off the ocean can chill a normally warm day. This year more than others we have been effected by Nor’easters bringing us inclement weather. April was filled with weekly snow squalls and May has been much cooler than most.
So we sit inside waiting for the skies to clear, the sun to emerge and the air to warm. For now, it is time to put on the kettle for another cup of tea as we wait for a holiday of warmth.