The Greens of Summer

Summertime and the living is easy.


I know summer started a few weeks ago, but I wanted to show you a few pictures from my past. So, the real colors of summer start on July 1, in the age of the pandemic.

The picture is pretty. It looks and feels like a rich, verdant summer lawn. With a golden leaf on it. I reckon that’s a good way to start.

The real topic today is government advisories.

I don’t understand the public’s resistance to everything. Wear your mask. It saves lives. Maybe it will save the life of your beloved granny. There is so many arguments about that. It’s really not want I want to talk about.

Instead, I want to talk about hot weather.

It’s really hot in Southeastern Louisiana. The heat and humidity “feels like” temperature was over 105 degrees yesterday. The governor posted a set of charts and maps, with a few words saying stay hydrated, stay rested and if you can, stay inside, on all social media. This is normal procedure in the summer around here.

I could not believe the blowback he got over that. “You can’t tell me what to do.” “You can’t tell me to stay inside.” “You can’t tell me to stay hydrated.”

What the hell?

I realize that people have already been trapped inside with various degrees of lockdowns. I realize that the country is smashed into little tiny bits. That division is at an all time high. I even know who to blame.

But, really?

People are attacking a heat notice?

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Stay inside. Enjoy every grilled cheese sandwich. (You can grill them on the hood (bonnet) of your car.



6 responses to “The Greens of Summer”

  1. Montana Rose Photography Avatar
    Montana Rose Photography

    I feel that it is not taking a lot to set people off, so I’m not surprised that they attacked at a heat notice. The country is divided, smashed, and a boiling pot. People are on edge and people that are on edge snap at the simplest thing. Here is to hoping that things will change.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      With a lot of work and luck hopefully this will begin to change in Feb 2021. I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted from 3 1/2 years of this


      1. Montana Rose Photography Avatar
        Montana Rose Photography

        I am too.


  2. kunstkitchen Avatar

    Hey, Ray. It’s going to be a scorcher up here today too. Love the grilled cheese suggestion!


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      It’s hot here until November. Humid too. In the words of Roseanne Cash, “It’s hot from March until Christmas.”

      With a bowl of tomato soup.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kunstkitchen Avatar

        Yes! A bowl of tomato soup.


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