I spend every waking moment (that I can) outside. Working in the yard, helping Terry in the fields, reading a book on the lawn furniture
It’s terribly hot here this year, 90* (32.2 c) by 9:30 in the morning. Terry wilts after the thermometer hits 90*.
We balance each other that way.
Still, the heat IS more like August; then July.
The plants are reacting to this unusual heat, by speeding up their growth. Already the corn is starting to tassel out, and the pinto beans are shooting runners.
Almost two weeks early. Seems very strange to us.
The weeds are loving it! Growing rampant and wild and (even in some cases) lovely. Still, they are weeds, and therefore, undesirable.
Of course, they always and forever more pick the worst spot to grow—is there a good spot?
The little birds chatter and sing until around noon when the heat is too much for their songs. From noon until seven in the evening they sit with wings spread out, tail feathers wide, beaks open, and eyes half closed. Trying to stay cool.
But my flowers in the yard!! Oh! My! They are bursting forth in such beauty. Their scent silken as it caresses the air.
The touch of the sun warm on their breathtaking allure.
Then the evening sun fills the sky with gold, orange, and apricot.
Ahhh….summertime…and the living is good.
From my heart to your world,