This is a reflection on my deck table, from the rainwater that pooled; I thought it was unique, so had to take a snap!
I love July in New England, perhaps not right now, since their weather is similar to ours. Here in the south, I find July is a month of retreat. The days are so humid ; most days the temp is measured by the heat index. Lately, we are over 105; It is comparable to winter weather. We aren't snowed in, we are forced inside to central air. The humidity is so heavy, it feels like you are cooking on a grill, when you just walk to your vehicle.
Morning and evening are the only time you can enjoy, outdoors. Any other time of day you risk dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It's just to hot, somehow I have not adjusted it. I was told, "oh, you'll acclimate"...not yet! The kids hang inside, even the pool water is considered too hot, by some. The beach is so crowded, we tend to go early and later in the season. I am determined to make a trip soon..missing the allure of the ocean.
My first experiences with southern showers was in Orlando, FL. I didn't live there long, but long enough to know, you will get a shower every afternoon at 3pm. You could almost set your watch to the weather. Torrential downpour at 3pm, then the sun comes out, while it is still raining. Once the rain lets up, a rainbow appears and steam rises from ground. It is this way, here now; The last couple of days, you know what time it is.
I love snapping pics after the rain has fallen and the earth has cooled. An afternoon shower with hopes to reduce the humid air and a treat for Mother Nature.
Steam on my camera filter, created this look... This is a bell pepper plant, in case you can't tell~
I love the contrast, pink rose and green leaves; on the same rose bush, new growth, pink reddish leaves with a green bud.
Juicy globes starting to blush a mauve pink... We only have two vines; I really didn't think anything would come of it...one never knows~
Bell peppers growing on my deck! There are lots of little baby bells, so cute!
July is fun, we just do other things, but it is our hottest month of the year. We find other ways to cope; I think it is the month we stay inside the most. Isn't life strange...