James and I are getting ready to head out to do some errands before it reaches that triple digit number. At least there's a breeze.
I looked out the window the other day and swore one of my chickens was dead because of the heat. She wasn't, but it still gave me a scare. It's just so hot that they don't move around much. She laid in one place for over 2 hours.
My garden---very few things are hanging on. My 'Early Girl' tomato is doing great because I just plopped it in the ground in a fairly shady place. It was the only space I had left. It worked out for 'her'. Believe it or not, one of my heirloom tomatoes continues to hang on--'Green Zebra'. My watermelons have set 3 melons and I bet that's all I get. My winter squashes aren't setting fruit and just soak up water. They may have to go. I pulled up my cucumbers a few days ago. My sweet potatoes are in heaven with this heat. I just have to make sure they get a drink every few days and they're happy as clams. "Happy as a clam"---where did that come from? Geez, now I have to Google it. (rolls eyes)
Every year our church takes a Back-to-School boat trip. It's one of those party barges that you can rent for 4 hours at a time. This year's trip is in peril. Our lake is now down 27 feet and it continues to drop about 1-2 feet a week. I know everyone still wants to go, but I wonder how much fun it will be if hundreds of people on the lake are gathered around one or two deep spots?
Ah well, I leave you with the cool colors of my Morning Glories. These are the ones James hides behind every day to read. What's fun about these Glories is that they don't wither after the morning has passed, even in this heat. Their color fades from bright purple/blue to slightly pink before they fall off. They are open all day. Blue has never been one of the colors I like in a garden, but I welcome its cool feeling reprieve in this weather.