I usually post photos of my sunflowers on my other blog but this totally exemplifies how I feel by the time August rolls in.
I am spent.
Done with hot weather – done with fires – done with smoke. I\’m done, having to plan everything in the early mornings. I\’m sick of food too. I\’m looking forward to stews and soups.
I grew up in the Bay Area where summers are cooler. We could always count on that summer fog to roll in and cool us off. It was never too hot to grill – and with the exception of a few days, you could still get outside to play and garden all day. Lately, we\’re in by 11am to noon at the latest.
Speaking of gardens – mine is pretty much dead with the drought and all. We\’ve cut down our watering to about once, maybe twice a week. Just a few sunflowers left. I\’m waiting till it gets a bit cooler so I can just pull everything up.
We just visited Trinity county the other day and now a new fire is roaring – (dry lightning) claiming over 3000 acres. It is southwest of Weaverville by about 48 miles. It is in rugged terrain. I tell my sons every time they go backpacking in the backcountry to always take plenty of photos. Every year it changes.