Dripping, that was me this morning while I was out checking the garden. I got a few weeds pulled and some dead heading done but I was not wasting any time about it so I could get back into the house.
You can water your plants this week from the sweat dripping off of you.
I know I am still mad at Winter but gang I am just about to cry ‘uncle’ I think. When it is 90 F. at eleven p.m. that is extra hot for here for Ohio. It is all about the humidity here.
Texans I feel so for you with your triple digits.
I do not want to bore you about the weather but this posting is going to be a reminder to myself of the hot summer we had in July of 2011.
I love Echinacea because it does not mind this hot stuff or the heat index of 107 degrees.
The roses are dropping some leaves now because of the heat. Poor things. And since it is so hot I am not out drowning Japanese Beetles in soapy water so the blooms are getting shredded.
We did get another down pour of rain again Tuesday afternoon after the four inches we received Monday evening.
The Hocking Hills area that I live in is noted for its parks filled with waterfalls, caves, rock formations and trails.
In fact as many tourist come here every year as visit Yellowstone so it is busy here in the Summer.
After the four inches of rain Monday evening in an hour the water running off resulted in flash flooding going over the fall’s into streams which caused some of the trails and foot bridges to got washed out. So sections of Ash Cave and Cedar Falls are now prohibited to the public until repairs can be made. It is going to be a disappointment to many at the height of vacation season but they are working on repairing them as fast as possible in this heat.
The couple of rains did give us little cool downs until the sun came back out then it was sauna time all over again.
I am still waiting on the Gaura ‘Passionate Rainbow’ to get a bloom going. I may have to wait until next year on that happening.
I guess we all have to take this summer as best we can to get through this heat wave that is spreading over the states and try to laugh about it. Sooner than we know it July will be gone for this year.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.