It cools off a bit!
Morris and I did go for a walk the day before the heat wave struck. It had been so long since I'd gone exploring at the creek.
We crossed the fence into the neighbors pasture as our woods were so thick with growth past the mule's fence-line.
Note to self. When fall arrives we need to repair that one section!
We followed the creek and climbed rocks down into our bottom.
I had expected that the recent hard rains would have washed some of the weeds that are crowding the creek away.
There is water under these plants! The bottom was covered in Jewel Weed. A quick word about Jewel Weed, the soap made from this plant will put a stop to most any kind of itch and is wonderful to use on bug bites too.
Morris and I got quite warm and decided to go home rather than explore anymore in the creek bottom. There was simply no air movement at all and we both were quite hot.
The only good thing I can say about all of this hot and humid weather [and the rain] is that cool fungi will be popping up in the woods here and there and it is rather fun to go hunting them with the camera.
However, our little 'hot' trip was not in vain.
Morris and I found dozens of places where Indian Pipes were coming up out of the ground.
I usually don't look for them until the second week in August, but there they were!
Hopefully the weather will cool off enough so that I can go out this weekend and find some more!
So today, after chores, it looks like another day of working inside on pulling down the old dark paneling in the living room.
The animals all have nice cool shady spots to get into and plenty of fresh cool water.