Friday, May 13, 2022

Pant pant pant

 Well my Ontario friends, are you sick of the heat yet? What a spectacular turn around eh! This was the third day of +30C temperatures in my area. Apparently tomorrow is going to be the warmest, with rain and possible thunderstorm rolling in later in the day. Then it will cool down some. Not a lot, but enough to give us some blessed relief.

It is so very dry. The mill pond at the saw mill behind us is VERY low. The creek is down to a minute trickle. This is NOT good.

I have all of the tomato plants outdoors in their pots, but they aren't going into the garden yet. We could still have night frosts for the next two or three weeks. Yesterday M. scraped all the bark and crap off our old potato patch. When it cools down next week we are going to get the tiller into it, along with a few loads of composted manure and some peat moss. Earlier our neighbour brought over a bag of very sprouty potatoes. He isn't planning to do a garden this year. 

The lilacs, peonys and hydrangea are covered with buds. No sign of any dandilions yet. Yhey should be filling the front yard by now.

The poor dog pants herself into exhaustion when she is outdoors so I try to keep her in. We sat in the shade in the front yard for awhile this afternoon and let her roll around in the grass. The black flies drove us in before too long though. And it's too hot to wear bug nets....

I've had to refill the hummingbird feeders twice already. As soon as I hung them out last weekend the wee birds came zooming in.  The tree frogs are also singing. We have them on the kitchen door at night quite often. The moths and bugs are attracted by the light through the glass doors which attracts the froggies.

I did a load of laundry after supper tonight. It will be dry by morning.


9 comments:

  1. Your nocturnal visitors sound entertaining.

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  2. I am not exactly sick of it, but I am looking forward to more m=normal weather. But maybe it will never be normal again. In the meantime, it’s good that the nights cool down.

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  3. It has been unseasonably hot here too, about 28C and of course, humid. The black flies are a nuisance, they have bit my left forearm about 8 times so Calamine and Benedryl lotions are used daily. We also have the frogs but ours are chorus frogs and stay in the pond. They are so loud, we heard them last night as we approached the laneway on our noisy motorcycle! :) Expecting rains at some point today or tonight. We need it too.

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    1. We might have had five drops at supper hour. We turned the AC off about 8pm. I took the princess out for her walk and had to pull a cardi on. Cool down didn't deter the dastardly black flies though.

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  4. This has definitely not been our typical spring.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the best of nature.

    It's about time.

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  5. No dandelions? Want some? Love to hear the tree frogs. Lots of buds and bugs here as well. The rain has missed us so far. Still hoping.

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    1. Lots of sound of life in the bush! Hoping we get that rain tonight and tomorrow.

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  6. I would rather have this weather, not much humidity, and I would like it to be this way during the Summer.
    We have Wren's singing and building nests in our wens houses. Hummingbirds and orioles coming to the feeders, got to love nature.

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  7. I promised myself I wouldn't carp about heat after the winter and so far, so good. But I do wish we wouldn't go from Sprinter to Spummer with only a day or two of spring in-between. At least you are being very productive. Far more so than I!

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