|Our first glimpse as the moon just began to clear the hazy clouds coloring the horizon.|
|A little later, a bit more height in the night sky, and more detail began to emerge.|
Past that? Our weather forecast has returned to all too familiar territory. It is nearly July after all, so this is nothing if not seasonable, but still. Sigh.... The slightly cooler summertime temperatures were sure fun while they lasted.
I push my planting "calendar" well into June with transplants and late seedings-in that I would ordinarily get done in cooler Springtime weather. Unfortunately for me, in that cooler time of year I'm hiding indoors from the slutty awful oak trees and their attempts to forcibly pollinate my nose.
Now that the triple digits have arrived? Even stubborn folk like me know better than to do anything other than attempt to provide extra water, occasional shade and potential screening off from hungry deer.
Even the weeds get discouraged in July, or so I pretend because even when I get out before the sun is UP to weed, it is quickly too hot by my standards to do anything other than threaten them verbally. Which I do quickly and then retreat back into the shade.
Iced coffee anyone?