Here in Seattle we leave behind one of the driest July-Augusts on record. The rainfall total of 0.02 inches at Seattle-Tacoma airport ties the figure for 1914.
The new school year is starting here, reminding me that Sept. 1 was called lentedag (‘spring day*’) when I was a kid in school in South Africa. To mark the day, we were allowed not to wear our school uniforms .. and I would always scratch my head as to what to wear!
*Even though the official start of spring would start later in September, same day when fall starts here in the North.