Our weather has recently been more typical of July than late May. The temperatures have been in the upper 20’s (low 80’s F) which, when adjusted for high humidity produce mid/high 30’s (high 90’s F). Given that we have not had much time to adjust (not unusual here!), being outside produces a sense of trying to function inside a thick wall of hot and humid air.
This is the time of year when we usually start cleaning up the garden from the ravages of Winter and making everything nice for the rest of the year. Sitting in our back garden, and sharing a few beers at our picnic table, will be a very nice way to spend some free time over the next few months. Chatting away, and generally being absorbed by Mother Nature produces a lovely escape from the more serious aspects of life.
Needless to say, I have been spending considerable time in the garden taking care of “things” and, as is inevitable, Ray wants to join me (and supervise). He is no real help! In fact, he is usually a bit of a handicap because he always finds a nice place to lay down which is invariably where I want to work, and I don’t have the heart to move him as he looks so comfortable!
Yesterday afternoon, the sun was quite merciless and I was weeding one specific area of the garden. Ray was suddenly noticeable by his absence. A quick search (our garden is not very large) and I found him … and then went to get my camera!
If I had a fitted, double layer, fur coat in these conditions … I would probably nap there as well!