Sunday, May 24, 2009
Early morning sights on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The "marine layer" [i.e. ocean fog] covering San Francisco is said to be half a mile thick. No sun has broken through at all for the past two or three days.
Here at Spencer Alley the furnace – which we stopped using and shut off at some point early in April – is back on again just to keep the place halfway habitable. Blasts of wind off the Pacific slam into the windows. It's hard to imagine anybody volunteering to Get Natuical in this weather.
People traditionally stake out spots for vast group picnics in Golden Gate Park over this holiday weekend, and perhaps they are doing so even now, but only at the risk of hypothermia.