And it's hot.
And it's still.
And the beach is calling.
And school's in session.
Thus, it would be cruel to call this time of year "summer." It will heretofore be known as "pseudosummer," a pseudoseason characterized by hot and still days spent away from the beach. The diehards shun tanning in favor of nobler pursuits such as, say, learning. It's a challenging time of year for many; it may very well be considered a trial by fire. As the temperatures soar, those who quest for knowledge indoors shall be purified by early bedtimes and the incessant chiming of alarm clocks, and shall learn self-control through the maintenance of to-do lists, planners, and schedules. The reserves of strength that both students and teachers build up at this time of year will carry us through to pseudowinter.
Closure, however, is important, so as I entered pseudosummer, I said farewell to summer with a layout celebrating one of the highlights of the season:
|More details may be found in the Jenni Bowlin Mercantile gallery.|
The good news? Shave ice tastes awesome no matter what time of year it is. :)