Today is supposedly the last hot day of summer. I really, really hope that’s true. Some people will probably cry out in horror right now, but there you go. Me personally, I’m sick and tired of summer.
Right now we have yet another heat combined with high humidity which makes things even worse. It’s like living in a sauna. Keep in mind I live in a country where ACs are not common and way too expensive energy-wise for most people.
The humidity is the worst. I feel as if the all energy is sucked right out of me. My body also doesn’t like the combination of heat and humidity. I spent more of the weekend down with migraine and headache, in addition to feeling completely drained and exhausted.
I’ll be glad when the temperatures go down by at least 10°. They’ve also predicted rain and if you ask me, I would be happy if it rained for a whole week.
The air outside smells burnt. No fires, just this scorched earth smell of naked earth. The plants on my balcony have heat-damage even though I tried to water them religiously. The ones that dealt best with the heat were my sempervivums (no surprise there) and my geraniums.
Of course, considering my issues with heat, it makes so much sense that I live in one of the hottest areas of Germany and not somewhere cooler like an island in the middle of the North Sea.
I’m not really looking forward to autumn mostly because of the lack of light but anything will be better than this heat.
The things I am looking forward too are new wine and onion-cake. And pumpkins and fresh apples. I already picked up a first batch of new apples and they were just lovely. There’s not much that’s better than a fresh apple.
I also do like the way the woods turn all colorful and misty. I like fog and the diluted light that comes with it. That’s always a good atmosphere for writing.
It might be a good idea to start walking again and take photographs. Autumn, like spring, is always a good season for stunning photographs.
Thanks to the heat and resulting headaches and migraines I haven’t done much writing this month. Just getting work done was tough enough. I’ve mostly just poked at the two novellas I was supposed to be working on and spent some time admiring their covers (cover-reveal once I’m closer to a release date). I hope that now with September and cooler weather ahead of us, I’ll get more writing done.
Thinks you can look forward to: mild BDSM threesome, werewolves with mating drive, and another installment in the Rough Games-series.