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40. Perfect Weather
It was a perfect day in Los Angeles.
Shakespeare might not have words for a day
this. You had to “be there” to appreciate
. The sun was shining, and soft white clouds
parked in the deep blue sky. The temperature
perfect for shorts. Not chilly, not hot. A
occasionally stirred the leaves.
Most days in LA
hot. December and January are usually rainy and,
some reason, June is usually cool and overcast.
many locals find June weather to be refreshingly
, the local TV weather people complain daily. “When
the ‘June gloom’ going to end?” they ask.
, of course, the gray June sky changes to
blue sky with very high temperatures. For the
five months, the local TV weather people complain
how hot it is, and get excited when
temperature drops five degrees.
Winter in LA means
. Rain excites the local TV weather people. They
to remind viewers to remember their umbrellas, watch
for traffic, and drive extra carefully! They get
say “storm warning!” More than half the time,
storm follows the storm warning.
When a big
hits LA, the local TV weather people show
-ups of big puddles in the streets, close-ups of
wipers wiping away raindrops, and close-ups of wet
waiting at bus stops. Sometimes they show close-ups
TV reporters standing ankle-deep in raging streams.
reason, the local TV weather people never have
to say about a perfect day like today.