It's like 100 degrees again. This is getting ridiculous. NO real rain since.....when? I don't remember. The grass is crunching under-foot. The chickens are panting. I filled up 4 water troughs for the cows and my horse. The pond is getting really low. The wind is blowing a hot breeze. And the air is actually DRY. No humidity. I'm used to 100% humidity.
Gnats are invading inside the house. Spiders are coming in. Haven't seen a snake in over 3 weeks. Cow patties hard as a rock. Man, this is HOT. At least with the humidity there was some water vapor in the air!
Supposed to have chance of storms middle of next week. Even says the high temp on Wed. will be 85. What a relief. We need it. Can't cut hay, no rain to make it grow. Something needs to happen soon, or we are in for a disaster.
It is looking like we are in for a repeat of last summer, if not even a hotter one! it is extremely dry here and hot as well. Lol, a week and a half ago, I had finished painting the living room ceiling and the trim. I went into the kitchen for get a bite to eat. When I came back into the living room and started to place the furniture back in place...something got my attention in one of the windows.
I walked over for a closer look.....A huge black snake had somehow climbed up the metal siding and was clinging with his body to the window!!!! Guess he also was hot and was "feeling" the cool air from the window!
I used the water hose to finally get him to leave the window, but it took a while. I thought he was going to stay on that window. lol
Geez! Where do you live?! Here in South Florida it's been very dry as well. There are wild fires in the Everglades and the panthers, deer, and alligators are starting to take over the roads. We got a bit of rain today, but not enough to restore the water level in the Everglades and the canals. I've been doing the rain dance for weeks. Care to join me?
Very dry also here in central MS. Do a google search for U.S. drought monitor. Their color-coded map shows which parts of the country are the driest. We're in yellow here and I can't imagine what darker ones are like as bad as it's been here. Only a couple of significant rainfalls since the tornadoes on April 27th.
Finally got some rain here in southeastern Georgia. Almost 3 inches in the last few days. The Okefenokee swamp has been burning and when the wind comes from the east it looks like the world is om fire. I'm glad it has cooled down to the upper 90's for a change.
never thought I'd say this but I've been riding in the truck with my husband who runs the AC full blast cause he cant stand the heat, I wear my sweater. I actually was relieved to park for a bit and get out of the truck to warm up. lol
Were in South Louisiana right now headed for Laredo, Tx. He did nothing but complain about the heat. I guess I'm getting old, I can stand the heat better than I did a few years ago.. lol
I am in Florida, hot as hell. I do not go out except for mornings before 11:AM, and in the evenings after 6PM. It has been very nice at night though.I enjoy being out in the nite with my lil fire and radio, and critters everywhere.
RAndy: The first longboard I ever owned I built in S Calif. Used to surf it at Newport and Balboa...I am an old fart! Used to put one fin on and go outside off Alligator Point in La Jolla CA...catch the big ones and before bangin' into the cliffs, tuck, dive under the break and head back out... The oceans been my life! Ditto on the "hang ten" :
...yep, but not the 10-11 ft 30 lb boards I use to make. My son owns a surf and skate shop in Tampa. Fla. The boards are all styrofoam and some so short I'd almost call em "boogey" boards but they'er not. I'm sure we both have lotsa good memories. :
Yeah, we've been getting very stormy skies, looks like it's going to rain hard, then it rains for 10 minutes and it stops. Canals are still really low, and if you go to the Everglades now you'll see panthers and deer crossing the roads. They're running away from the fires. My rain dance is not effective. I can't understand why!
It has been near the century mark in Houston for waaaaaaaaay too long a time, breaking some long held records. So dry...am sure we could also fry eggs on the sidewalk. Wildfires have claimed 35 houses not far from Houston and those fires are still raging. A chance of rain Tues. and best chance for Wed. We need it BADLY! Water restrictions are not yet mandatory...but it won't be long and fireworks are out of the question for personal use for the 4th of July (thank heavens!). A truck that pulled off the road with a hot wheel bearing sparked one of the raging wildfires. Electrical lines are actually being sprayed with water (saw that on the news a day or so ago) to keep those lines working. It is BAD in Texas!
Sometimes, the predictability of the weather here in Scotland at least allows plans to be made. In winter, the cold, howling wind lashes snow across the land. In summer, the slightly less cold, howling wind lashes rain across the land.
To be honest, I prefer winter, as the snow doesn't make the same, distracting noise that the rain is making as I type this message...
The constant wind blowing has literally blown away the top cover of powdery dust at my place. It's hard as concrete walking on it. Wind has been going strong today, probably from the line that may be headed this way. It's coming from Dallas headed east. Hope it rakes over us, we really need some relief.
Okay, so as a real Texan (born here and lived here all my life), I am amazed at how hot it really has become in the summer. I can remember it raining every day in the summer time and then having the humidity about...
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