Summer

Our weather has been warm, humid, almost oppressive for the past week, perhaps a little more. About 87 millimeters or 3 1/2 inches of rain has fallen in the past two weeks. Humidex (heat index) readings have been up to the mid-30s C (mid-90s F). Some days, there has been very little breeze if any at all, adding to the oppressiveness. Tuesday night we finally installed the window a/c in the bedroom.  I’m not complaining at all – after all it is midsummer. One has to expect and endure weather weather like this. The great blessing for me is that these spells eventually end, unlike central Texas where a spell would start around Memorial Day and end, oh, say, around mid-September.

Last night the warm spell finally broke. This morning the temperature is 19 and the humidity is much lower. It should be a delightful day!

Indian blanket

Indian blanket

Indian blanket or Gaillardia pulchella, is a wildflower which grows throughout much of the eastern US. It grows all along the dry creek which runs through my old neighborhood in TX and I was pleased to learn that seed was available here. It has done well in our yard so far. It adds a cheerful splash of colour to the landscape.