Augustine shop

When I lived in Louisiana it would get so hot that it smelled like the earth was cooking. I think it was something about the steam escaping from the wet ground. The water table was low and the clay-like mud hard. Sometimes the cement-mixed roads would steam after a quick downpour on a 100-plus day.

When I’m in South Africa I remember this. There’s no reason for it, really – the earth is darker here and not as severe – but it’s something about the way it rains on the hot days. The drops are always big and thick, and it’s as if they slap you a few times before beating you over the head. I took this on the way there; on the way back it beat us over the head.
Augustine shop
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