Here’s a public service post for everybody on the East Coast of the US, who began their sweltering-in-earnest today and will live in heat and humidity through at least Friday —
The temperature in Haydenville, just down the road, reached 99.8 Fahrenheit this afternoon, and outside our kitchen, the thermometer stands at 97 degrees. It may be the first day of summer, but this is excessive. Are you listening, Mother Nature?
Anyway, to remind you that the seasons roll inexorably past, that what was hot was once cold and will be again, and maybe just to refresh your eyes with the equivalent of a tall iced drink, here are some remembrances of snowfalls past, beginning with the Hallowe’en Blizzard of 2011:
and then there was the winter of 2010-11:
and the cold that froze solid and seemed it would never relent:
Are you shivering yet? Keep looking, fan yourself and chill out, everybody!