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First Day Of SummerAnd it is a scorcher over here. It is really nothing new, but declaring today as the 'first day of summer' seems a bit of a joke.
Our record high for June was 122 which occurred in 1999. I was here for that. We had a bunch of t-shirts proudly worn by Phoenicians: 'I survived the summer of 122'.
Just yesterday, the high was 119, and we can still get scorch-tortured through to the end of July. This is when we generally stay indoors.
|40% Shade Cover|
|Sun Scorched Avocado Leaves|
Some of the plants are getting bleached out leaves in response to the intense sun and the non stop heat. Pretty soon we'll be in the period of summer where even the night time temperatures are still hovering around 100.
It is not a particularly enjoyable time of year as far as the weather is concerned, but I would not trade all this hot hot sunshine for constant clouds and rain or months of being shut in due to loads of snow and dark days. I must like the sunshine as much as my plants do!