My nice refreshing swimming pool has heated up to a toasty 96º! It isn’t even worth it to get in until the sun goes down. During the day it just makes you feel worse.
We managed about an hour in the gazebo today to read because there was a nice breeze. Now we are relaxing in the house and while the air is only set to 81 it feels like a freezer compared to outside.
Of course the pets have the worst of it. The dogs are knocking down the door to get inside. When they are out they are hiding in cool places or hanging out in their pool. The cats don’t seem to move much. We have a half feral cat that won’t let us pet her. Even she hasn’t left the porch in days. The horses seem to hide out in the barn most of the time. The chickens are actually quite happy because I installed a misting hose in one end of their run. It really does a great job of cooling the area down. I’m filling the humming bird feeders daily and the dragonflies are swarming by the thousands.
It’s HOT and everyone feels it!
Here are some pictures from around the place on this hot August afternoon.