“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.”
It is about 103 degrees Fahrenheit here (39.4 Celsius), and I got a notice from my neighborhood library that some items I had requested were in. So yes, I went out in the noonday sun to pick them up. I walked the four miles there and back, and when I got home my shirt was dripping wet. But at least I experienced a daoku on the way:
A crow stands motionless
In the shade of the cedar.
Yes, some of the characteristics of summer daoku apply to the beginning of autumn as well, when there can still be days of lingering strong heat. You will recall that heat/sun is Yang, and shade is Yin — so there is harmony of contrast in this; and of course the black color of the crow is Yin as well.