I love summer, but my plants do not - poor babies. Next year I am going to put up a shade sail over my veggie area. The veggies are currently cooked and ready to serve. 104+ predicted for the entire week. Note to self - you LOVE summer and will miss it when the rain starts.
Summers are just this side of hell, but you don't have to shovel sunshine...
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Much too hot for me, but then I don't love summer as much as I love fall.
Good Grief, that's hot. Since the veggies are already cooked, at least you don't have to heat up the house by turning on the stove I feel for you suffering with heat like that.
I am NOT a winter person. I hate cold! That being said, after the summer we have had, fall is looking very refreshing. Love the colors of fall too, they are my favorites. It seems the older I get, the harder & hotter the summers get. Not sure if it's weather related or age related.
We have settled down into a pretty much normal pattern now. We've had 2.8 inches of rainfall within the last week and the temperatures have moderated back into the "normal" range.
Whew, that's hot! We were just treated to some nice rain last night and today. Everything looks so lush out there being all wet.
That's a good idea about the sail shade.
Yesterday it was 106 here too. The temps broke a record for a previous high. Both of our areas are will be well into the hundreds the rest of week. They have issued an excessive heat warning for our areas for Wednesday through Friday evening because monsoonal moisture is entering both our areas and the nights won't cool off in addition to the extreme day time highs. Our plants are going to be steamed cooked. Ugh, who ordered the heat? Also the cold water temperature has been 74 degrees all summer. The water is never that warm. How warm is your cold water?
KG do your nighttime lows normally go down to the low 60's like my area does? The lows here are going to be in the 70's. Nighttime low that high don't happen here normally.
I think summer heat and humidity S U C K! Was lucky enough to spend all of July in the mountains...and really looking forward to heading back in a couple of weeks.
The heat is bad in SE Nebr, the drought makes is so much worse. We water to keep the trees alive, more so than the turf grass (the tree shade helps that too). So glad we have no garden this year!
You have my sympathy - 107 is HOT! I've lived in places where it was almost that hot and also humid and found it much too uncomfortable. Also places where it was hot and dry and that's no better. I lived indoors going from my AC house to my AC car to my AC business. Not my preferred way to live.
Where I live now a hot day is with temps of high 80's and when it gets into the 90's I take the day off! Of course we don't have (and seldom need) air conditioning here. My house stays cool unless it gets into the 90's. It's been hot here for a few days but had a thunderstorm and rain last night so today is cool and cloudy which is a nice change. We have cold winters altho they are not as cold as decades ago and I don't mind them at all.
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You do have my sympathies, but like you said ~ You don't have to shovel sunshine........
As much as I really dislike the heat, I hate 15" of snow much more (and let's not even talk about the slippery ice!)
Wanna switch ~ I'll just park myself right next to A/C like I'm doing right now....
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
The sun was so punishing this summer all over the country. Even a few more cloudy days would have been a great help. Today I notice some young lady in red seedlings wanted to shrivel in the heat. I ran out with my watering can & then shaded them for the rest of the day & hope they stand back up as I was hoping for fall blooms from them!
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
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