We have been breaking record after record for the heat hereabouts. We had a ten day stretch of over 100 degrees. Now the humidity is setting in and the 100 degree days seem so much hotter.
The last week, rain showers have been hitting and missing us. Today we had rain in Winslow and they didn’t out on Number Seven Road. But now it is like a sauna out there. It was good for the plants and cooled the house roof off though.
This was the outside temperature on my way to work one of the days.
The grass in the yard crackles under our feet.
These cactus are flourishing 🙂
Crabgrass never dies. It is thriving and stealing the water I give my roses.
I am not sure what this plant is. It showed up this year all around the edges of my sidewalks. Some kind of succulent weed? Or did someone plant it?
Most corn is lost in the fields. Just brown and a few feet tall with no ears. This field on Number Seven Road by the old Rogers place is looking pretty good.
A brush fire started over on Highway 64 near the Line Road. It burnt 620 something acres between the Highway and the Number Seven Road, and between the Line Road and the H Pit Road. It was way too close to our little Patoka Grove Church for comfort. Thanks to the firefighters it was brought under control before it damaged any homes.
Snakey Point is drying up.
In some places north of us the Patoka River is pretty low. It is spring fed around here.
Mold is growing on the houses and roofs. I can’t wait till fall to wash it off.
The tomatoes are practically stewing on the vine.
Pray for rain and cooler temperatures.