|"Standard" echinacea are attracting lots of bees, |
but these 'poofy' ones don't get any traffic at all.
The day was brutal - like an oven. Walking from inside to out was like walking into something hot and solid. There was not even a breath of breeze. Sane folks stayed inside (if they had a/c). The insane? Well, they golfed! No. Really. There were people golfing all day - no hats, no sunglasses. What is that all about?
I was only slightly insane as buddy Dave and I got an early (7 am -ish) start and went to Hartville to shop for some vegs, etc. But it was doubly hot up there due to all the blacktop and concrete. We scurried back quickly and retreated into the cool of the house.
The veg at the stand were certainly not primo - tired, and less selection. I'm afraid it's going to be a bad season for fresh produce. We did score some cukes (store bought? eeeek) and lots of Vidalia onions so I'll be making up some refrigerator pickles this week. (More like refrigerator onions with cuke garnish. heh)
Sunday dawned with a northerly breeze (thanks again, Canada) and only got up into the 80s. What a relief. And this morning it's only mid-60s outside right now -- all the windows are open, fans on upstairs, and the house is sucking in all the fresh cool, dry air it can handle!
Forecast daytime 80s this week with 60s nighttime. But no chance of rain. The drought continues.