300: Hot and steamyPosted: July 20, 2011
If you’re looking for an exciting, exotic, erotic, hot blog post, this is not it. (I do have a dragonfly photo that might qualify, but won’t be posting it today. I caught ’em in the act, so to speak.) The title refers to the weather we’re currently experiencing. It’s only about 90 degrees today. Tomorrow we’re under an excessive heat advisory. Personally, I find the heat to be excessive today. Tomorrow I’ll probably think this was cool in comparison.
Things are looking pretty hot in the garden, too. The chilies are apparently loving this hot weather, especially the “Super Chiles.” They are some sort of hybrid cayenne pepper, said to be good in fresh salsas. Hopefully they will be red and ready about the same time as the tomatoes.
Everything looks pretty good out there. The rain helped. A lot. The plants and veggies have all perked up and look happy. If the tomatoes had faces, they’d be smiling.
I meant to pick the Swiss chard and the lettuces while I was out there today, but I took a walk first and felt too hot to head back up to the garden. I’ll go back out again later when the sun isn’t hitting us full force.
It’s getting too hot for the lettuces (which will likely bolt soon) and the Swiss chard. Best to pick them now before they turn bitter and old. (There might be a life lesson of some kind in that statement.) We’ll plant more sometime around mid- or late August.
Did you notice the number on today’s post? 300. It’s hard to believe I am 300 days into my one-year commitment to get outside every day. Only 65 more days to go. I should think about what I want to do to celebrate the occasion when I get there. I can tell you now that it won’t be the end of my daily outdoor adventures. I plan to continue on but without the commitment to blog about it every day. That way I won’t be boring everyone silly with posts like this which are essentially about nothing at all. I’ve run out of blogging ideas.
The house here at Breezy Acres will be temporarily turning into a Bed & Breakfast beginning this weekend. We have guests coming and going for the next two weeks. I’ll be keeping busy changing sheets on the beds, cleaning, and hanging out with family and/or friends.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival kicks off next Thursday (July 28) with fireworks. On Saturday and Sunday they will be holding the Balloon Classic Invitational. We’re hoping to attend at least one of those days. The balloons take off at 6:30am so early rising is required. If you’ve been around the Bogs blog for a while, you may remember the hundreds of photos I took of the balloons in 2009. You can see a few of the photos here. There were many more to follow in subsequent blog posts. Nobody wants a repeat of that (especially me) so I’ll try to keep the photos to a minimum this time around.
Those are my summer plans for the next few weeks. How about you? Got anything happening over the next few weeks? The summer sure is flying by quickly. Better get out and enjoy it while you can. 🙂
(To my friends and visitors in the southern hemisphere, how’s your winter going?)