The days here in the San Joaquin Valley have been hot for the past week–over 100 every day, and closer to 108 on some. I keep the yards well watered so the neighborhood critters will have a cool place to rest in the afternoons.
I am so thankful for air conditioning in our house, and lots of shade covering the rooftop, so that I can stay comfortable on these scorchers. What did people do before air conditioning?
Although I do not “own” this cat, he hangs out in our yard most of the time, especially on these hot days.
Lilly is the neighbor’s cat, but she likes our yard because it’s quiet and cool. Her owners have dogs.
This is one of the many squirrels who come through our yard, eat the nuts I put in the tree, and sometimes hang out for awhile, especially on a hot summer afternoon.