It was 48 degrees and raining when I took this photo at 7:30 a.m. in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. It’s been about 55 and rainy for two and a half days now, and the weather is predicted to stay this way for at least the next five days.
When I asked the woman at the counter if the sign was a joke, she explained that they had made the sign on a day when it was warm and sunny. As far as I know, no such day has existed in year 2011. Sure, it might have been 65 and sunny for 4 hours on a Saturday sometime in the last month, but certainly, no heat has needed beating in Boston since 2010.
Ironically, when I woke up this morning to the same pattering rain that put me to bed, the first thing I thought was, If you get ready fast enough, the muffins at Ula will still be warm and they’ll make you feel better about the weather. The warm blueberry muffin I bought did, in fact, make me feel better.
I wonder if Blue Frog Bakery is still making it’s F*ck You Winter Muffin. It wouldn’t be unseasonal.
Post and photo by Alexa Mills.