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Cardigan Weather

The following pictures were all taken on a walk in Huntington Park in June.  Seriously, June!

I’m still getting used to a San Francisco summer.  I’m sure you’ve heard the infamous quote attributed to Mark Twain, “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.”  (Although I’ve been told it can’t be verified that Twain indeed said this, it’s still a good quote!)


Last June, when I arrived after the trek from Mississippi to San Francisco, I wore a wool coat every day. Something is seriously wrong here, I thought.  I’ve never spent an Independence Day huddled under a blanket and shivering during the fireworks!  I have to admit that I was also skin and bones because I was so sick, so maybe I was more susceptible to the cold.  But fifty degrees is still no kind of summer for a Southern girl!


This summer seems a lot warmer.  The problem with warm is that most pre-war buildings around here (including our apartment) don’t have air conditioning.  Saves a lot on utilities (especially because heat usually isn’t necessary either) but when it’s warm out it’s about 20 degrees hotter inside.

But even the warm days don’t last long.  A few weekends ago, I had the strange experience of sweating from the heat on Saturday, and bundled in a sweater and scarf on Sunday!

In general, the temperatures never fluctuate much over or under 60-70 degrees, with a constant breeze.  It’s pretty perfect, really.


Needles to say, I’ve become a huge fan of cardigans!

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