Normally I take you on a photo tour of our garden, but I gotta be honest, my Mom and I are HOT and TIRED.
I am in the upper left window
making sure all of the
air conditioners below
are doing their job
As you probably already know, much of the United States (and parts of Canada) have been experiencing unseasonably hot weather.
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The areas colored in pink
(like Michigan, where we live)
are under "excessive heat warnings"
It has been in the mid to upper 90s each day this week and today it is supposed to reach 100.
It is hard to believe that just a few short months ago we were complaining about it being too cold and about how we thought that winter would never end!
Those of you that live in hot climates year-round must think we are babies for our reaction to this heat.
You should understand that places in the Southern and Western U.S. and other countries that are hot year-round have architecture and landscape that is DESIGNED for these extreme temperatures. You have decor that is often white, or adobe color, turquoise, etc., colors that WORK with the heat and actually deflect it.
Not so in the North. Our architecture actually ABSORBS the heat.
So anyway, Mom and I are tired. Mom is unable to exercise at all this week because this weather is awful for her kidney stones. (Mom has medullary sponge kidneys which is a congenital kidney condition. It means that her kidney's job is to MAKE stones) Mom always has 100s of stones every day! This scorching weather is a KILLER for kidney stones.
Mom and I are going to take it easy today but before I go I wanted to show you the first vegetables that were harvested from our garden!
The red peppers are SUPER HOT. Mom put them in the freezer to save for when she makes homemade soup, chili and tomato sauce in the winter!
The other peppers in the photo should be yellow but Mom had to pick them before they could completely turn the appropriate shade of yellow.
That is it for this week my friends. Hope it is cooler where you are. Please be sure to check out all of the other gardens over at my friend, Jonesie's place.