It’s here! Now, I realize that we may still be in for some cool weather. Possibly even a rain cloud or two. But the past few days have been nothing short of glorious, and when you consider that last year it rained through November, that alone is something to celebrate.
September 18th more or less marks the end of winter. People talk about having “survived August” in reference to the fact that it’s usually the last month with real cold that might just pick off some little old people. But it’s the 18th, not the 1st, of September which gets people in that happy spring frame of mind, and this year the weather’s decided to cooperate, at least temporarily.
So how can I be so sure that winter, my sworn enemy, is on it’s way north for another year?
Sunglasses. Short sleeves (and yes, there is a sweater over my shoulder, but the point is that I didn’t need it). Mote con huesillo, the ultimate Chilean summer drink. Yup, I’m a happy camper. And I say that without even taking into consideration all the fun I had this weekend – stay tuned!