This summer has been super-hot. Heat is normal for summer and it's hotter in some areas than others. Hundred degree temperatures is not normal for the state of Wisconsin. This summer there were too many days reaching the hundred degree mark. Hot and dry was the theme for July.
What does one do when it heats up? We live in air conditioning watching our flowers dry up and our grass turn to a drab brown except for the weeds. They thrive with heat for some reason. Has anyone figured out how they do that? I'm sure some scientist has. If they could figure out how to keep the temperatures comfortable year round, we'd all be grateful.
In the winter months, we envision ourselves sitting poolside with a fancy drink in our hand looking gorgeous in a stunning bikini with a golden tan. Hey it’s a vision in our heads. Our bodies are perfection in our bikinis.
Then spring arrives and we design beautiful flower gardens and plan for a bountiful fall harvest. We work hard on our spring projects hoping to finish early so we can enjoy a long summer. The days grow longer and the nights warmer. Then the heat comes.
This year by the end of June only the strong survived. The heat index reached to 120 more than once. The air too thick to almost breathe, kept us locked in doors with the air conditioners running non-stop. The easy summer days of our dreams, evaporated making us cranky.
I for one am not a winter fan. I don't like the cold, the wind or the snow. Why do I live in Wisconsin then? I married an ice fisherman. What was I thinking? That would be a different blog. Love does funny things to you.
However, for the first time I'm looking forward to winter. The white stuff doesn't sound too bad. A wind chill down to below zero almost sounds inviting. I'm envisioning myself snuggled up with a heavy blanket, comfy jogging pants, and a good romance book or a romantic comedy.
August is upon us now. Summer is almost done. My skin is still fairly white and my flowers are looking rather peaked. My grass is a unattractive shade of brown with healthy weeds scattered about. Even the trees are droopy. We've all had enough.
The heat of summer has taken on a whole new meaning this year. Mother Nature is a moody creature. However, I am thankful I only had to experience a scorching summer and not deadly tornadoes or wild fires like other states. There is always an upside to misery. Mine is looking forward to shorter days, rain and cooler weather.
How are you beating the crazy summer heat?
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