Monday, July 8, 2013

How hot was it? It was so hot....

... last week that even the local squirrels were just too gassed to move!  Actually, I kind of felt the same way:) Living in the forest at 6000 ft. elevation normally protects us from really excessive heat, but a few times per year, seems like the mercury travels into the mid-90's, even here. It was close to 100° just below us in the main part of town, at 5000 ft.  Of course we can't complain too much, since down in the desert not that far from here, they are routinely around 110° this time of year and were toying with 120° last week. We drove down there one afternoon and wow.. takes your breath away if you're not used to it. At least we cool off nicely at night, where they don't so much.
In the summer, I always leave a pan of water out for the local critters, because there is no natural water to be found for quite a distance around where we live, and they seem to really appreciate it.. more than food I think.  Guess this guy was deciding if he had the energy to get down to the ground for a cool drink.
Yes, I know... I haven't been updating posts here much recently.. I have quite a bit of deferred maintenance work to catch up on the house and yard this summer,  and then we had a rather large and unexpected vet bill that postponed our plan for a July road trip to Arizona and Utah, so I just haven't had the opportunity to get out and shoot much new work.  In the meantime, I've got plenty of backlogged stuff to process and print anyway, so no hurry!

2 comments:

trav4adventures said...

We were up in Idyllwild the weekend prior to July 4th...it was 99 degrees, but cooled down to the mid-80s for the week and the nights were WONDERFUL! Yes, we had to escape the brutal desert heat! We stayed at the Silver Pines Lodge and 2 other guests were also escaping the desert heat!
~~Cheryl Ann~~ Oh, and I put out water on the cabin's porch and the squirrels loved it, along with the peanuts!

freda johnsons said...

Right but its a great question to all these small pets how they can survive in a summer.........,


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