she arrived with a whimper

June 1, 2016 2:00am CST
June is here. She's popped over to visit, for about a month. In past years her visits have brought with them much laughter and sunshine. We've enjoyed each others company with cocktails and barbecues in the garden. We've wandered through town, our sunglasses perched on the end of our noses. We've spent time counting down the days until I finish work for seven weeks of holiday. She usually arrives with a bang. Here I am! she screams, a large straw hat on her head and a brightly-coloured flowery dress hiding her voluminous body. We dance around, giddy with excitement. Who can fail to be happy when in the presence of beautiful June? Yet this year June does not seem her usual self. Her straw hat is soggy. Her pretty dress is hidden beneath an old, worn, scratchy jumper. She seems miserable and full of pity. She tries to appear bright and cheerful, but it's just an act; rainclouds linger over her head, following her around, scolding the sun for trying to peek through. Oh, June. Please find your brightness. Maybe it's hidden at the bottom of your suitcase? I don't think I can bear to spend an entire month in the company of such misery. She arrived with a whimper.
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@xFiacre (4385)
• Ireland
1 Jun 16
@poppylicious Why you need my dear is to move to Ireland. This June morning is fabulously turned out, bedecked with warm sunshine and flowers and I'm off now to sit on the terrace of a café to eat a late breakfast with a colleague and at lunch I'll take a long walk in the forest with my wife.
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2 Jun 16
Oh, you do tease me so ...
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@LadyDuck (152581)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 16
It has not started with a bang here too. It was cloudy most of the day and pretty cold too.
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2 Jun 16
Europe should be sweltering in heat, not drowning in pity.
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@LadyDuck (152581)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 16
@Poppylicious We will have the usual two very hot weeks in July, this is not what I call a great weather.
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@WorDazza (10112)
• Manchester, England
1 Jun 16
Not quite how I would have put it but yeah, June is pretty much the same here!!! I suppose "June has started out a bit damp and miserable" wouldn't have made much of a post though!!!
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2 Jun 16
Are you suggesting I'm too flowery and hyperbolic with my wordage? Hmmm? *grin* Today seems a tad brighter ... hopefully it is on your side of the country too. :)
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@WorDazza (10112)
• Manchester, England
2 Jun 16
@Poppylicious It was more of a statement on my lack of descriptive capabilities.
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2 Jun 16
@WorDazza I have often found myself frustrated with your complete ineptitude when it comes to descriptive writing ...
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@jaboUK (53539)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 16
We've actually had to put the heating on these last couple of days
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2 Jun 16
I considered it, but we currently lack loft insulation so we would have just been heating the sky. :)
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@gudheart (12752)
2 Jun 16
It is a nice start here, was sunny and clear most of the day yesterday.
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@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
1 Jun 16
June arrived bright and sunny here! We had a little rain but not a lot. The hot, humid Missouri weather is starting here for the summer.
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2 Jun 16
Oh, I would rather have dullness and torrential rain than hot and humid. Well, I'd rather have something in between, but ...
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Jun 16
love it here June c omes in June gloom mornings and suinny afternnons garden grove 'california lol
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2 Jun 16
Gloomy Juney. She's not a morning person then?! She sounds like me, taking time to wake up. *smile*
@tzwrites (4857)
• Romania
1 Jun 16
June is the same way in my part of the world as it's pouring rain, dark, cloudy and pretty much depressing!
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2 Jun 16
It's the end of the world I tell you! I'm just waiting for some snow to start falling ...
@Macarrosel (7573)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
I hope it's not really as miserable as you describe the month of June. On the brighter side, June is a good month of me because it's my birthday and it's the graduation of my eldest daughter. So despite of the natural calamities might come this month, I still have to be happy for the good things that come my way.
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2 Jun 16
It was even more miserable than I described. It was more like a November day than a June one. Silly weather, getting muddled up!
@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
4 Jun 16
This was so sweet. I can imagine it coming with a whimper. It sure was swapping from chilly to 90 degrees lately.
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• United States
2 Jun 16
a delightful read, hon. june came'n here with a snorkel, hip waders 'n a boat! thankfully such 'twas short-lived, though there's darkened clouds 'round. i hope that sunshine soon blesses ya, that opportunity to feel its warmth 'cross yer skin. somethin' to warm the soul.
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