“Summer is coming.” ~ Ned Stark
You know it’s soon to be summer in San Francisco when these portents appear:
- Wind gushes over the hill into Noe Valley, chased closely by clouds of fog
- For-sale signs bloom like daffodils.
- Your hay fever kicks in with a vengeance.
- Shivering tourists huddle together on corners as they wait for a cable car – the luckiest among them sporting new $59.99 sweat shirts from Fisherman’s Wharf
- Fast-food wrappers and ad flyers pile up in the entry eddies of homes 3 doors in from any corner.
- Yesterday the high was 60. Today the high is 58. Tomorrow the high is 79.
- Your grass goes brown overnight.
- You’re using your seat warmer every morning.
- You (after you’re in the middle of a Lands End walk) remember the importance of layering.
- A one-hour drive in any direction raises the temperature 25 degrees.
- The east coast, the Midwest and SoCal are looking pretty good right about now.