Today when I got in my car to drive into Modesto the temperature gage stated it was 123 degrees! Oh my gosh, that was hot! By the time I got to my appointment downtown it had cooled off to a low 103 and then back up to 108 driving home. It was hot enough to cook eggs on the pavement. One thing I do know is everything in my yard is melting. The hydrangeas are having a difficult time with this heat wave and weeds are everywhere. My hanging baskets are drying out and I'm having to give them extra water a couple of times a day. Plus, weeds just seem to love this heat and they are everywhere. On the brighter side of things it's perfect for growing pumpkins. I drove past a pumpkin field on my way home and spotted my very first glimpse of a 2008 pumpkin! YES...it was so beautiful, still green and popping up over of the leaves. It sort of looked like it had just come out of hidding and was turning a greenish yellow. It made my day.
Quote for the Day:
"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations". - George Bernard Shaw