On April 28 of this year I was inside looking out – it wasn’t cold but the snow had stopped the world once again. Moving up and down the streets was difficult and walking places just wasn’t going to happen.We were in full winter mode.
A few months have gone by and I am once again stuck looking out the window. The sun is out and garden is moving quickly from spring tulips to summer blooms but…
The but is that we are back inside looking out due to excessive heat warnings. If you are smart and get up early you can take a slow walk around the neighborhood. Bring Water! Once we past 9:00 am it is time to retreat back into the house and air conditioning.
I hate to say it but age and a heart attack have made the hot summer (100 degrees) just a bit much for me. So inside I am. I walked just after 7:00 am this morning and I was glad to see the house after my mile and half. (I didn’t bring water – not smart!)
I venture out just like I did in the winter. A spend a few minutes picking rhubarb and back in. An hour later I am out putting dill seeds in the raised beds and back in. Next will be cutting lettuce and spinach now that the bed is in the shade. But always back in after a few minutes.
I use to laugh at my elderly Aunts who insisted we have the June family reunion in the Bank Basement. My gosh – it is a picnic shouldn’t we be outside!
Many years later I send my apologies to my long gone Aunts. I get it now – the heat is hard when you are older and you ladies were doing all the work. We kids were just playing and hanging out. We were not making food, serving food and cleaning up. So Sorry! The foolishness of youth.
So in this year of changing climate we have spent time inside watching snow. We have spent time inside watching storms and winds. Now we are inside watching the heat lift off the cement in waves and the flowers droop!
Let’s hope this altering of our weather patterns – settles just a bit bringing our temperature back into a more normal range. I will take low 80’s for now!
PS – I do have to say there are a few flowers who are loving the heat –
- The Blue False Indigo is in full bloom!