|Zinnias. One pleasant thing still happening in this heat.|
I went out this morning before breakfast to start watering things, and to pick elderberries and cucumbers. All was done by 8. Yes, I get up early. It was very pleasant out at 6:30 a.m.
|Butterfly milkweed. A lovely native wildflower that insists |
on coming up in my vegetable garden.
|Cup plant, another native wildflower. But |
this one is in my wildflower garden.
I am usually pretty hardy about the heat, but this extended period of 100-degree days is not usual and it is wearing me down. It's just not as fun anymore to go out and work in the garden. The heat wears me out, even though I usually am not out during the hottest part of the day. A 20 percent chance of rain today, Sunday and the middle of next week is the only hope we've got right now. I am really wishing for some puddles (and not any from water line breaks or leaks, please).
If you must be out in the heat, please take care of yourself. wear a hat with a good brim. Drink lots of water before you head out. Take frequent breaks (every 20 minutes to half hour) to drink and rest in the shade or air conditioning. Heat stroke sneaks up on you. And once you get it, your heat tolerance diminishes. And heat kills.
Take care of yourself.
It is hot.
|I do live in the Sunflower State, after all.|