Monday, September 02, 2013

The greyness

Back in March I talked about a mini-season that I have identified. The season comes between winter and spring, at least in the mid-Atlantic coastal region of the United States. I considered calling it "sprinter."

We are now in the beginning of the other mini-season. Sprinter occurs in the couple of weeks before the vernal equinox. This season is a couple of weeks before the autumnal equinox.

While I really like sprinter, I detest this mini-season. It always occurs right around Labor Day and it's always the same: warm, muggy and cloudy, but without the release of a cooling rain. Just this nasty grey funk that occurs off-and-on, but mostly on, in the early weeks of September. So I decided to call it "the greyness."