I looked up from my computer and out the window this afternoon and saw a haze in the sky, and I had to wonder whether it was a house fire or a brush fire. It has been hot and dry for so long around here, and thatís simply unlike the weather weíre used to. I love summer, and I know I should be sorry weíre in a drought, but I canít feel sorry about the heat, until the county starts burning up.
But hey! A little while later I walked outside to pick up my mail and I felt a little nip in the air. It was almost chilly, and that haze wasnít smoke at all. It was the marine layer of fog, our natural air conditioning, rolling in just like in the old days, before Al Gore invented global warming. I was never happier to see the onset of cooler weather, not because I want it to be cooler, but because I want it to be normal. This is the way itís supposed to be, two or three hot days and then the fog for a day or two.
Plus, itís way better than smoke. That stuff in the air does nobody any good.