This is the view from my living room couch. It’s another “white-hot” afternoon. The sun is so fierce and bright. The heat engulfs you as you step outside. It’s been this way for six weeks now. Day after day of heat, usually over 100 degrees. Very little cool-down at night.
Trees are losing their limbs due to the heat. Lawns are looking ragged at the edges. Animals are suffering from heat stress. Restaurants are crying over loss of revenue as it’s too hot to even go out to eat. I have two lunch dates this next week. We will go early, to avoid the mid-afternoon high heat. We will order light fare.
I know that come January, I will be wishing for warm days. The gray skies will hold the cold close to the ground. We will wear our coats and pull on gloves and boots to keep ourselves warm. Hot soup will sound good. I will look at this photo and relish the memory of a hot, bright Sunday in July.