Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Frying

Summer has set in with its usual severity. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A quick post to chat before I put up the next one -- it's another "dog dish" post, and I don't normally do two a week -- but LOOK at that cover! How could I resist?

It's sweltering here. In the high 90s with about 800% humidity (which is what makes it so bad) and we have no A/C in our house. Even with my fan, my laptop gets so hot I almost can't touch it. My glasses won't stay up .... just slide on down on the sweat that drips from my skin. By 9:00 it's not safe to be outside doing much of anything. I walked the dog yesterday at 7 a.m., and by the time I was home I was dripping.

We have two more days of this coming (today and Saturday). While I'm reasonably certain I'll survive it, it's really very uncomfortable.

And, although we still have no monarchs, we're making up for it in Milkweed Tussock Moths. Check it out:

They stay in a group like that until they're quite big, completely decimating the leaf they're on and moving to the next. It's really pretty incredible.

Wishing everyone a cool, pleasant and fun weekend! Anyone have plans? I do! My friend, Michele, is coming up for a visit. I can't wait.


You Should Play Classical Guitar

You have an idea of how the world should be. You have a very clear vision for your life.

People respect you for holding on to your ideals. You don't stray from what you believe in.

You're the type of person who still believes in changing the world. You passionately believe that things should be better.

You have strong emotions. You listen to your heart... it has rarely led you astray.

That's about 80% right!



Brandy said...

Hope you find ways to stay cool today (and tomorrow). It's hot here, too, but I can't imagine being without A/C.
Best wishes for a quick day!

Maria Zannini said...

I remember we didn't have AC when we lived in Chicago. It was hot for those couple of months when it was like this, but kids always found a way to cool off. Adults still had to work hot or not. :(

Down here AC is mandatory.