It's July 14th.  There is still plenty of summer to go.  It is not September.  It's July 14th.  There is still plenty of summer to go...

I have to keep telling myself that today after driving by Cedar Lake this morning and seeing a squadron of Pelicans.

Seeing Pelicans on the lake along Interstate 380 has become a common sight in recent years, but in mid-July?  Perhaps they're just as confused by the weather as we are.  Cedar Rapids' seven-day forecast has temperatures barely sniffing 80-degrees.  Never fear though, it appears that next week we'll return to more of summertime normal with mid to upper-80's for high temperatures.

Like I Said... It's July 14th.  There is still plenty of summer to go.  It is not September...

Let's enjoy this weather while we can.  I just hope the Pelicans don't decide to head back north next week.  I'd like to see 'em stick around 'til say, November.  I'm up for a late-fall, how 'bout you?