Summer in Indiana can be hot and humid. A quiet and cool morning can quickly change into a broiler of a day.
Thankfully, there is usually relief on the western horizon. Sure, Indiana is located in a side-lot of Tornado Alley and what starts as a gentle summer breeze can quickly become death and destruction, but more often than not, the result of the fronts pushing through the state are a gentle summer breeze combined with a cool, calculated rain.
In our back yard, we have a patio umbrella that stays up most of the time, acting as a drumhead to the patter of the drops. It creates a fantastic rhythm, a syncopation of weather.
For that, I’m quite thankful.