That is the coolest that it has been since last winter here on the coast.
There was a seriously cool breeze as I walked out to get the paper in my traditional coastal shorts uniform. I thought maybe I could will my way through the cooler weather.
It wasn't long after I got back in the house that I decided to but on some blue jeans.
By eleven am the winds had dropped and the temperatures were very nice outside.
Tonight we will actually dip into the forties, but I don't think it will hurt my tomato jungle which continues to produce for us.
Maybe we can have tomatoes for Thanksgiving for a change.
I am hoping this blast of cool weather will cool the waters off and get the fish to really biting.
Today I found a neat new web tool called Clipmarks.
It allows you to easily share paragraphs from a web page that has some interesting parts.
I can highly recommend it. I used it on a NY Times article which had this to say.
To defend the nation from its enemies, Jacobins expanded the government’s police powers at the expense of civil liberties, endowing the state with the power to detain, interrogate and imprison suspects without due process. Policies like the mass warrantless searches undertaken in 1792 — “domicilary visits,” they were called — were justified, according to Georges Danton, the Jacobin leader, “when the homeland is in danger.”
Robespierre — now firmly committed to the most militant brand of Jacobinism — condemned the “treacherous insinuations” cast by those who questioned “the excessive severity of measures prescribed by the public interest.” He warned his political opponents, “This severity is alarming only for the conspirators, only for the enemies of liberty.” Such measures, then as now, were undertaken to protect the nation — indeed, to protect liberty itself.
If the French Terror had a slogan, it was that attributed to the great orator Louis de Saint-Just: “No liberty for the enemies of liberty.”
It is surprising how much the past can look like the present. It is good thing I had a wonderful sunset to cast these worries out of my head for a few minutes.