Goose Pond, Keene, NH

Early last night, after days of steamy weather, the sky opened and the rain fell in sheets. Within 20 minutes, the temperature dropped from low 90s to low 70s. And in the wee hours of this morning, I woke just long enough to reach for a blanket to fend off an almost autumnal chill.

If you’re perfectly still, you can almost hear the inhabitants of southern New Hampshire joined in one collective sigh: ahhhhh!