Shade makes a difference here.
It's our shared summertime gift.
Sure, people sing its praises everywhere. But in some parts of the country hot weather is so sticky that simply getting out of the sun isn't synonymous with real relief.
And, yes, there are places even drier than Spokane. But they tend to be pizza ovens, and escaping the direct sun is just half the battle.
Spokane, however, is practically perfect. Even when it's truly toasty, shade is a refuge.
Sometimes it almost seems to beckon, as if saying "Come over here, it will be better."
And each and every time, it is.
Let us give thanks.
Who knows how sweet summer can be here? The shadow knows.