Year’s long day

Today is the longest day of the year, here in the northern hemisphere.

The hottest, most cabin-fever-ish days of summer are yet to come, of course–they usually set in sometime during monsoon season in July or August. Especially August, because August is to the Sonoran Desert what February is to the Northeast and upper Midwest.

But after today, the nights grow longer. One day, that hint of chill will return to the air after the sun goes down.

I love our desert summers, the feeling of the dragon’s breath wind on my bare arms, the flashes of light over the mountains at night. Even so, it is good to be reminded, on this longest day, that summer isn’t forever. (And August won’t be, either.)

A good solstice to all.

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