SUMMER is fast approaching and we experienced its first "heat wave" this week as temperatures climbed into the 90's. What happened to those mild spring days with gentle April showers? Apparently not this year. The air conditioner has been checked and portable fans deployed throughout the house for indoor comfort. And outdoors, the tender young plants have received extra (recycled!) water to survive the midday sun while extra compost mulch has been spread in the garden to conserve moisture. We're getting prepared for a challenging season ahead.
Meanwhile Ella, our furry feline, is reacting to sultry weather by seeking shade, drinking more water, and avoiding unnecessary activity. Without the ability to change wardrobes, all she can do is... RELAX!