It has felt hot enough for the seas to boil and wine certainly would have turned sour had we left it out in the heat. I have been languid, but I have avoided hysterics.
Last week, while out in the early evening to mow while I weeded and watered, my husband spotted a dog day cicada nymph. These are not pretty, but they are amazing.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of pretty blooms in the garden, despite the record high temperatures.
And each morning when my husband and I go out for our early morning walk, we're reminded that the days are getting shorter and summer will soon be waning.
The first blooms on the moonflower vine opened this week.
The Sienna Sunset Coreopsis and the Fireworks Clematis are both blooming again, though this second round of Clematis blooms are smaller than the first.
The Summerlong Basil, the Pentas, and the Tricolor Sedum are all doing well in the summer heat.
I'm looking forward to an evening cool enough to sit outside and smell the fragrance of those moonflower blooms!