This summer has been one of the nicest I can remember, as far as weather goes, for a long time. Tonight I went out for a ride just before sundown. The temperature was just right, the sky was a gorgeous orangy pink. A jet stream reflected gold in the west. And the number of gulls gathering to migrate was simply incredible.
And there were clouds of little black insects. I wasn’t too bad off on a bike but everyone I passed was swatting wildly. I just kept my mouth closed!