Heat Wave in Minnesota

The weatherman last evening made an interesting statement: “The dew point is 2 degrees more than in the Amazon jungle.” In other words — it’s more humid here than it is in the jungle right now.

Who needs moisturizer? Walk outside and your body absorbs the humidity in the air. When we woke up this morning, our windows were all “weepy.”

I’m missing Seattle weather right now.

Lake Elmo had 6 inches of rain Friday night. There was quite a commotion outside with thunder that shook the house and rain that pummeled it.

Interestingly, on the way back from the store this afternoon, people were speed walking and riding their bicycles. I guess they didn’t see the warning at weather.com that said “Dangerous heat index. Outdoor exposure should be limited.” And they are expecting this to continue for the next 4-5 days.

My outdoor plants have received so much rain that they are just about dead now. If the rain doesn’t kill them, the heat will. And nary a bee has graced our yard to pollinate the tomato plant. Sigh …

Yesterday there were quite a few cars driving around our neighborhood and we walked outside to find out what all the commotion was about. A garden tour was in progress and one of our neighbors was part of the tour. She has a very nice landscaped garden — similar to the one I’d like to have on our one acre.

But — that will have to wait for next year. Heat indexes will keep me inside for a few days taking my focus from the outside back to the inside.




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