Sunday, July 30, 2017

HOT DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE

It's hot.  

The time of year when really we just do the bare minimum...


The grass is turning a dust bowl beige...


...and doesn't even have to be mowed from week to week.


At 11:40 in the morning, it was 91 but with the humidity, it "felt like" 108.

But wait....


At 1:30 it was 96 and felt like 115.

But wait...



When I finally had all I could stand and left at about 3:45, it was 100 according to the car outside temperature.  

And just to make sure I checked the weather app...


Yep, officially our first triple digit day of the year.  And check out that "feels like".  

Yes, it says 117.

In case you wonder if it gets better when the sun goes down in the evening...


Here is 8:00pm.  Sure it's "only" 91, but it also "feels like" it is 113.

113 DEGREES!  At 8pm!

I watered, pulled a few weeds, harvested a few things in the fading garden and that was it, there was nothing else I could do.  

Today, Sunday, we're staying in town where it's cool.  This is just dangerously hot, no point it pushing it.

Stay cool!


17 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

did you ever think of moving? i just couldn't take it!

1st Man said...

I hear ya. It's home, we just learn to adapt I suppose. July and August are what I might equate to a couple of months of blizzard snow and ice like those in the North might get. We trade our cool and sometimes perfect Winters for a blistering hot couple of months in the Summer, ha.

Deb said...

Your land looks like ours. I absolutely hate the summers here. When we moved from Seattle 10 years ago our TX realtor told us to think of July, August and September as winter months when you stay indoors. Helps a teeny bit. Still hate them.

Rain said...

Oooh that is HOT!!! I'm sure living in that heat for a few months straight isn't pleasant, but I have to say 1st Man...I'd trade you for a few days! I hope you aren't in danger of brush fires with all the dry heat and grass.

Tewshooz said...

We are having the 90's here, too, but in the high desert there is no humidity to speak of. I love it!!! Could not take the humidity, although I grew up in the east coast. You will be laughing at us when we are buried in 6 ft. of snow.

Elephant's Child said...

Bleah.
I so dislike the sweaty season.
Stay cool.

Practical Parsimony said...

At least the humidity was low during the day. Our humidity would be in the area of 70% with temps almost that high. However, I can endure this better than freezing, ice, and snow. I have been enjoying a day or two of temps in high 80s, October weather around here. In the high temps it is best not to push it outdoors.

carol pavlik said...

You must have felt like you were inside a crock pot!

1st Man said...

Yep, that's the way we have sort of grown up living here. We trade Northern horrible winters for our horrible summers. And yeah, the land in these parts is much the same, ha.

1st Man said...

LOL, I hear ya. When it's cold in the Winter you pray for those warm days ,ha. Brush fires are a danger on occasion, we're pretty safe where we are but if we get a prolonged dry spell, it can be a concern.

1st Man said...

The humidity really does make such a drastic difference. And yep, in January, we're sometimes 60's for most of the month. We do get an occasion cold snap and it will freeze at times but only for a day or so, and rarely ever snows or sleets. If it does, even a half inch or less, everything shuts down. Schools close, employers tell people to stay home, etc.

1st Man said...

The sweaty season, yep, PERFECT way of describing it.

We're trying to stay cool, thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Nice weather for you, enjoy it. See I hat the though of ice and snow. I enjoy looking at it or perhaps vacationing in it but not having it day after day, ha.

1st Man said...

Great way of describing it, ha. Inside a crock pot, with 4 cups of water, LOL!

Texas Rose said...

Yep, we're definitely in the "dog days of summer." Nothing but hot and hotter. And it's not even August yet. Thank goodness for iced tea and air conditioning!

1st Man said...

I know, ugh. A/C and iced tea, my faves. Though yesterday I consumed a couple of bottles of Gatorade, that really helped. Only the bare minimum from here on out (i.e. September, ha)

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

My old Multi-engine (aviation) instructor called it quits on living in Phoenix one day when we were flying around in the piper seminole at midnight and it was still hovering around 100F.

:) These days I enjoy my 9000FT elevation and mid 70 to 80 degree summers. Damn chilly in the winter though. They make fireplaces for that sort of thing.