Call it Global Warming or Climate Change or whatever makes you politically happy. No matter: I walked out into my front yard this morning into melted, ankle-deep glacial ice - from the South Pole!
Yes, we are perhaps headed towards a world of eternal summer. But that's a few years away and, in the meantime, we must celebrate before autumn beckons. As such, you might wish to avail yourself, over the next few days and nights, of some of those season-centric live music performances. Try to make all of them!
Red Light plays 6 p.m. tonight in Groton's Esker Park in the Summer SoundWaves Concert Series.
Sue Menhart and Nancy Parent sing at noon Friday on New London's Parade Plaza as the latest Previews on Parade performance.
The Coastline Swing Band continues the Concerts in the Park series Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Groton's Washington Park.
Steve Smith and the Nakeds perform at 8 p.m. Friday in New London's Ocean Beach Park prior to a fireworks show.
Sue Menhart does a solo acoustic set at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gazebo at Olde Mistick Village in Mystic.
All of the concerts are free, except the Ocean Beach Park performance is free with $20 carload admission.
- RICK KOSTER