It was unusually chilly for a mid-summer day today. Certainly not to one to prompt a pony to line up for ice cream at Sugarcube Corner, more of a day for warm soup and maybe a scarf. I did notice more ponies than usual wearing hats and shawls today, but that may be because I was wishing I'd put on a scarf. I took my reading material, a comfortable cushion and a small blanket out to a sunny corner of the larger balcony. That helped chase away the chills. So did the big bowl of oat and alfalfa cube soup Spike whipped up for lunch.