On the good side, there is not an abundance of Japanese Beetles dining on everything in sight. On the bad side, I have seen only 10% of my normal butterfly population at this time. Even the caterpillars are not eating away at my fennel as they usually do.
The heat and humidity are intolerable and thus you must garden before 8:00 AM or not at all. I did just 30 minutes of weeding and the sweat was leaking into my eyes! Most of my flower beds have soaker hoses, so I do not have to stand outside holding a hose and trying to avoid wetting the foliage.
Hubby got up early today and went fishing! He went alone as he was unable to get a friend to go along, and I worry about that a bit. The fish head will make great bait for crabs! (Note he always wears a bandanna these days in case some emergency comes about and he has to talk to strangers.)
He also harvested the small number of blueberries that are just getting ripe yesterday and they will be dessert tonight. I will make a clafoutis for the first time. We grew blueberries at the old house and they were so abundant we gave away pints. Our shady and clay-like soil here at this house has made growing blueberries a big challenge and we are lucky to get just a few pints.
Today is a good day. I am going to sleep through the bad days, I have decided.