We are having some record breaking heat here in the Seattle area and really, all the people, animals and plants are doing is wilting. It is especially hard for people here because most do not have air conditioning in their homes. I was up early watering trying to save my plants, and the girls and I have already made a run to Dairy Queen for ice cream.
I'm not sure if this picture shows just how wilted things are looking.
This is the temperature on our shaded deck at 12:30 p.m.
This is where the girls will try to cool off, at least this corner of the yard gives the feeling of coolness even though it's not. Many of my shade plants are flat on the ground, even with the watering I've been doing.
Tomorrow is supposed to be up over 100 again here. I really feel bad for the kids and the elderly that are so effected by the heat. Our home was 86 degrees inside last night, and I'm sure many people had even warmer houses. We are lucky that we have large trees that shade our house for most of the afternoon.
Anyone else wilting today?