I returned to the hottest NJ summer in eons -- temps in the high 90's F and humidity in the same range.
There are all kinds of heat warnings for old people (over 65) to stay inside this week. Hahahaha. I am going into NY city this afternoon to the City Quilter Gallery to see the exhibit of Maya Chamovich's quilts and hear her gallery talk at 6:pm. Afterwards, I am going to dinner with my cousin Rahla so we can catch up on family stuff -- so I'm looking forward to it, despite the heat.
They say you are not supposed to water your plants in the morning - that evening is better. But it is so awful that I am doing both. My postage-stamp garden looked so much better a couple of hours after I soaked it, that I had to take pictures. Before I left for Oregon I sprayed the daylily plants with anti-deer stuff and it worked! I didn't expect that these late-bloomers would wait for my return, but they did. The daylilies and echinacea look splendid to me.