Today has been another hot summer day with temps again in the triple digits (>38).
My backyard was just as bad. You can see the row of volunteer trees. They follow the line of one of the roots from a tree. You can also see my cat ravaged agapanthus in the corner of the yard. My backyard is the hunting grounds for one of the neighborhood cats and a mouse had made a home in the agapanthus. I saw evidence this evening that at least one mouse has been caught. See: Agapanthus Mystery
I waited as long as I could and finally just had to get out there and mow. The temperatures were still in the 90’s (>32) but there was at least a breeze blowing making it feel a bit cooler. Especially with the evaporation from the sweat that I soon worked up.
Here you can see that the grass in the front yard is at least shorter.
About the time I was finishing there was an interesting change in the color of the ambient light and I looked skyward.
This picture is also looking to the east. I looked to the west toward the setting sun and there was basically no color as there were no clouds in that direction. I like to call this a backset. Maybe reverse sunset would be another term to use.
If I would have been back in Kansas or Missouri I would have perhaps worried about rain, but I knew that there was no chance here in California.
I then rewarded myself with a nice Loose Meat Sandwich.
Later I went out for a walk, but by that time the breeze had gone away. The temperature was still in the upper 80’s (30+) so the walk was a bit hot. The only way to get a breeze was to walk fast 🙂
Tomorrow will be another hot day with an upwardly revised forecast of 106 degrees (41).
Luckily I will be inside for most of the day.