Wednesday, September 11, 2013

GO AWAY SUMMER

Temp display on dashboard
This was the temperature reading on the car display when we left the farm.
 
At 4:01PM!
 
Now granted, the car had been in the sun, so I'm sure the actual temperature was a little less than that but not by much.
 
I think our actual high out there though was still over 100.  It was just too hot to do most anything outside.

And as you can see below, the heat and lack of rain has turned the yard, what's left of it anyway, into something less like green grass and more like dried pasture land.

 
SUMMER, YOU CAN GO NOW.
WE'RE DONE.
SEE YA NEXT YEAR!
GO!  I MEAN IT!

Yard is rapidly fading away

18 comments:

Annie*s Granny said...

We're still a good 10-12 degrees above our normal September temps (expecting 95F today), but I'm not complaining. I have a bunch of green tomatoes out in the garden, and I'd love to see them ripen. We usually get our first freeze around October 10-15, so I only have a month of decent gardening weather left. We're lucky to have unlimited irrigation water here, a perk of living right next to the mighty Columbia River, so we have a lot of green even though we get practically zero summer rainfall.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

holy heatwave! We are at 87° (feels like 93°) and that is enough to keep me in the house with the AC blasting. My yard is kinda crispy. Ok most of the plants are. I am ready to rip it all out, cut it down and move on to fall also.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am right there with you. we are in the 90's and the humidity is awful. come on fall!!!

Joani said...

Amen! I'm done with summer.

Sue said...

And we're expecting our first frost Friday. High of 60. Eesh. I wouldn't be able to handle your heat!

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

Go away??? Its gonna be minus 20 up here soon enough. Geesh. Dont force its hand!

Tombstone Livestock said...

welcome to my world, only at least you still have some grass roots left, I'm down to bare dirt and dust, dust and more dust.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

It's actually suppose to be a little cooler this weekend here.
80's during the day, 60's during the early morning hours. I hope it cools off for you.

Tewshooz said...

We have Winter and July. This year it is Summer longer than I can ever remember here in the high desert. Love it!! Actually grew some tomatoes. Send your heat out our way.

1st Man said...

Ah, that would be nice (the river nearby and lots of green). First freeze in October? Wow, we're lucky if we freeze by Thanksgiving. Of course that gives a nice Fall planting season.

1st Man said...

It gets frustrating in the end doesn't it? Like "lets pull it all up and start over next Spring", ha.

1st Man said...

Humidity is the worst part. Of course, I know you love Fall/Autumn! It's the best time of year!

1st Man said...

Done, over and out! LOL!

1st Man said...

FROST? FROST? Wow! It's hot here that's for sure.

1st Man said...

LOL yeah I forget about those in the colder areas. OK, go away Summer for OUR part of the country, ha.

Stay warm my friend!

1st Man said...

Ha, I understand. I hope y'all get some wet and cooler weather soon.

1st Man said...

We had a bit of cooler weather, 95 instead of 105, ha. But when y'all get cooler weather we usually get some not too long after.

1st Man said...

Wow!! Winter? I'm glad you got some tomato growing in. I'd gladly send about 20 degrees of heat your direction, ha.