We are so blessed that our back yard is (relatively) cool and inviting on this day, when the humidex reached 46C, or 115F. We can feel and listen to the breeze, listen to the grass grow.
This is the real world. This weather is uncomfortable, unpleasant, potentially dangerous. It is quite possibly a precursor of what is to come in the years ahead. It is good to be comfortable with appreciating the real world.
A very hot spell is forecast. Today’s humidex reached 38C and this weekend the daytime humidex will likely surpass 40. Night time humidex readings will likely remain above 20 which is uncomfortable for us. We will endure it, as will much of the eastern United States and Canada. I give thanks thanks that we can afford to run the air conditioner which keeps the bedroom at a tolerable temperature.
We are blessed.
Our most special senior Achilles takes his ease, and continues to cut a very dignified profile.
The hibiscus bloom featured yesterday also intrigued Fitzi.
This hibiscus flower adds brilliant colour to our wonderfully shady deck.
Flowers bloom amidst tall grasses.
You would scarcely guess that an industrial facility is behind me.
We are in a very hot spell, the outside temperature is 32C and the humidex is 38. The inside temperature is 27 – not as bad as it may sound. Fans are going. The a/c is plugged into the bedroom window and set at 75.
Tomorrow will be equally hot, relief may come tomorrow night or Tuesday.
We accept and endure what life sees fit to throw our way.
I got down on hands and knees to look at this slope from a birds’ or critters’ perspective.
It’s good to look at things from a different perspective. It’s good to be reminded that one isn’t the only inhabitant of the town, province, country, continent, what have you.
There is a toad in this photo. Do you see it?