Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An Early Summer

The past few days have been quite warm here in the city of Sin. With temperatures nearing and exceeding 100 degrees, Las Vegans have feared this means a brutal summer may be in store. As a New Yorker, I am used to April being a transition month; a celebration of spring, and sometimes illustrating the remnants of winter with one or two final snow storms.

For me, I am never ready for summer. Born a Libra on the last day in September, I identify with autumn and all her glorious colors of fallen leaves. I long for that moment with the air turns brisk and definable; you can almost smell winter coming. My creativity is at an all-time high, and I feel most at ease with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. This doesn't necessarily mean I am less creative in the summer, but my motivation exists only to lounge by the pool and enjoy a nice breeze upon my chlorine-soaked skin.

So as I get ready for the blaring sun and oven hot weather, I mentally prepare myself. Visualizing the weather before it arrives does help, and as we pass over this mini heat wave, a cooler reprieve is welcomed. It gives me time to pull out the summer clothes and stock up on SPF 100. Who knows, maybe this year I will find myself an interesting sun hat. I will continue to re-invent myself, even if I am sweating off a layer or two.


Day - NyLA Love said...

Ewww. I'm melting in my chair just reading your blog entry! LOL I visited Las Vegas in the month of July and I swear I've never ever felt such heat like that before! Florida is a bit different, there, it's mainly humidity. Blah. I'm a New Yorker as well. :)

Wanda said...

Hi there! It's nice to meet other NY'ers! :) Thanks for visiting my blog!