Monday, August 3, 2015

Strange Weather

This has been a crazy summer for weather, even by New England standards, where the weather is always crazy. Until this past week or so we haven't had much in the way of searing heat, and if anything, it's been on the cool side, which is A-okay by me. In that regard, it's been a great summer, just the right temp with cool evenings. Our garden, however, is not as happy, and our heat loving plants like tomatoes and basil are growing rather slowly. The spring had a short hot spell and then we had a late season frost which hurt certain crops. Our friends at the flower farm lost their peonies because of it.

This past winter was snowy but it didn't really come down until late in the season, and then it really came down, making the winter a long one that people are still complaining about. I, for one, enjoyed it. Then we had a dry spring followed by a reasonably wet summer. Now it's been dry again, so we could use some more rain. I'm not sure what to make of it all, but I will say this - this past week the heat came on with a vengeance, and as usual, it happened on the day of the market. The peak arrived on market day and it was searing, but what are you going to do? You have to just roll with it and not be too bitter, though I manage just fine in that department.

As far as I can recall, the hottest days seem to fall in July, so we could be on the downward slope in terms of really hot days. Time will tell, but if that's the case, I'm perfectly fine with the thermometer topping off at 80 degrees. It sure makes mowing the lawn easier, but we shall see.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to D&D for the pic.

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