Whew. It's hot. Back in the 90s again today, and no rain in sight. We haven't had any rain at all for nearly two weeks, and we were in sore need of it then. I don't want to baby the plants in our gardens too much by overwatering, but right now, it's hard to even do that. Along with the high temperatures, there's been a hot wind blowing through. Even with faithful watering, things look wilted and stressed by day's end.
Many of the plants that I started by seed and planted out about a month ago haven't shown much change in that time. They're just surviving, not thriving.
The only good thing about having no rain is that I haven't had to mow the grass since Romie did it right before his surgery. He's not allowed to do mowing for a couple of weeks yet, so that job falls to me right now.
We keep a solar cover on the pool when we aren't in it, but most summers, that comes off sometime in July or August because nights are consistently warm enough that the water doesn't cool down significantly. We really need to take it off now because the water today was 91° and if we keep the solar cover on, that water could turn green in an instant, even with the proper chemical balance. We're just pulling it back at night though, because with the high temperatures and winds during the day, the evaporation rate is high.
Right now, the only rain in our future is predicted for next Tuesday. We can only hope.