I‘ll bet most people in the Northern Hemisphere think of June, July, and August as “summer.” Meteorologically speaking, the three warmest months of the year are the climatological summer, so in that sense they’d be correct. I know I always think of June that way, hence the “summer’s eve” photo taken after yesterday’s showers.
My wife had a dental appointment today in Embudo. I love driving there and back because the scenery is so dramatic. On the way out, the road drops almost a thousand feet into the canyon of the Rio Grande. Naturally, you have to drive back up, but that’s the part I like. With the Vibe’s five-speed manual transmission, I can downshift to third and accelerate uphill in the passing lane. I told her it was a visceral thrill for me to do that—winding the engine out, feeling it pull. She smiled but had to know how much I wanted to pass that Lincoln. I did, of course, and we flew the rest of the way home in perfect air, watching a leviathan of a storm tear up half the north sky.
UPDATE: This image now available from my Redbubble store as an art print, poster, cards, etc. Check it out!