Archive for September, 2015

Summer in Upstate New York

Summer comes quietly to New York, then explodes and spreads like wildfire. We burst barefoot from our homes when the mercury hits 60 degrees. The clocks were set ahead months before by a solitary hour, and yet, as if by magic, the days expand, light flickering on the horizon well into the evening. Sunsets boast oversaturated, nearly impossible, hues.The usual day and night distinctions are handed over to invisible but boisterous insects—the crescendo swell of the locust drone to rule the hot days, and the melodic cricket chirp to rule the balmy nights. Finally warmed above freezing by an unrelenting…

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