The heat wave finally broke this morning. One of the worst heat waves ever recorded for the state. Our outdoor thermometer read 115 in the sun/108 in the shade Tuesday at noon, and it was more or less the same yesterday. We never left the house; so very grateful for the A/C, which incidentally broke down last week just as things started warming up. It's an old unit and the repairman did what he could to keep it going, but no guarantees so I just kept my fingers crossed and prayed!
Um...no. That's not my laundry hanging in the vegetable patch. But almost.
I raided the linen closet and strung up whatever I could find to make shade. We've been enjoying our little salad garden way too much to let it all dry up. I had to move the canopies around every so often to block the sun. I'm a little worse for the wear, but the crops were spared.
This morning, stepping outside to enjoy the cool air, a wild turkey hen and her brood crossed my path. I'm hoping that's a good sign. It made me smile anyway.