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A Sunny Morning

August 15, 2008

It’s a simple thing, but after what seems like weeks of rain, a sunny morning is a realy big deal. When I was a kid, I used to hear people say, “If you don’t like the weather here in Maine, wait five minutes.” There is a lot of truth in that most of the time, but not so much lately. Unless, that is, you insist on maintaining clear distinctions between and among all the kinds of lousy. Over the past few weeks, our local weather menu has offered the following:

  • Cloudy and cold
  • Cloudy and humid
  • Cloudy and hot
  • Foggy, damp and cold
  • Fog and drizzle
  • Intermittent rain
  • Steady rain
  • Torrential rain
  • Thunder, lightning and hail
  • Coastal flooding
  • High ozone
  • Particulate pollution

So a sunny morning is a treat. Actually, was a treat. A nice morning made me so damn lazy that it took me all day and into the evening to get back to this little rant and finish it.

4 Responses to “A Sunny Morning”

  1. Natasha Says:

    Nice blog! In fact, I stumbled upon your website incidentally, and I’d like you to visit, and perhaps think, of joining us at, a site for slightly older women who live passionately, learn new things, live through new experiences, possess a strong enduring spirit, embrace transitions and change with the times! You fit the bill! Do join us!

  2. Cowtown Pattie Says:

    Wait a minute…I thought that old sage saying was about TEXAS…

  3. Pete Says:

    Don’t think I could pass the physical, Natasha, but thanks for the invitation!

  4. Pete Says:


    One day when I was in grad school, I was sitting beside my friend Clay from Texas when the professor quoted Thoreau: “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.”

    Clay and I had a great deal to communicate and stay in touch off and off now more than 30 years later.

    Texas and Maine are a LOT alike, although Texans and Mainers look and sound quite different. You have to have spent time in both places to appreciate the connection. Maybe it has to do with both states having taken novel routes to statehood!

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