Sucker for punishment! I know - not the most inspired graphics and I spent so much time searching the web for these pictures that I forgot what I was trying to illustrate. I'm blaming it on one of my huge HUGE sinus infections. Aside from getting to sleep all day in the air conditioning, it pretty much takes all my brain matter and turns it to mush.
I may have reached a plateau this year: I'm growing less fond of July. Getting up at 4:00 am to take garden pictures, so as not to go into heat stroke, has lost it's charm (did it ever have charm?)
My rain gauges have more Japanese Beetles in them than water and sets a bad omen for crops.
Buying a hibiscus bush last week was either an exercise in optimism or just plain crazy. I'm already watering too much and I'm loosing this battle. Have you ever noticed the sound of water being sucked into parched ground is the same sound as money being sucked into a black hole?
Apparently, some things are going to die. We've lost a pine and others are either being forced into an early fall, their shedding leaves to conserve water or their coughing up their last hurrah.
|"J" adjusting well to AC|
Have you noticed if we have a 85 degree day, people are high fiving the blast of arctic air?
Do residents of the humid and hot areas of this world suffer and complain like we do in July? Are they tougher? Acclimated? Thinner blood?
Is it harder to tolerate the hot weather because we have become so used to air conditioning?
Are we simply not made from the tough genes are ancestors were made and have become a society of mambly pambly wimps. (OK that was seriously a brain mush statement I'm crediting to William Shatner in Boston Legal.)
Now back to S4P - I still have no idea but I'm not taking the pictures off this story because I'm hot and cranky and taking azithromygin (I know you don't care the name but just wanted to type it out because it sounds like some kind of moonshine).