The weather pendulum has once again swung into milder temperature ranges, yesterday’s high only made it on 70°F and moistness, and it has been drizzly to rainy for the last few days. The overall mildness of this summer has been rarely seen in this area of the Blue Ridge physiographic province of the Appalachian mountain range for some years. The norm of cool springs melting into hot summers by the end of June and early July has not held sway this year. Temperatures have only reached the mid 90 in the last couple of weeks and at the start of this week have retreated back into the 70’s and 80’s, a temperature range I am not complaining about. Yet it comes at a price.