It's been incredibly hot here. Yesterday on the news they said it was the hottest day of the summer so far. But I went out yesterday (Wednesday) and today (Thursday) and I think today may have been even hotter.
When I went out to appointments and errands, I was so concerned about a homeless man in a wheelchair and a little pup on the patio of a restaurant I had to stop and make sure they both had water.
I know the man had been drinking beer as I passed him in the morning. I asked him to please try to refrain from drinking beer otherwise they won't let him stay at the shelter where I learned he will have a bed for the night for the next two weeks. I gave him a bottle of water and a small bit of money (not enough to buy booze) and kept encouraging him to drink water. I sat and chatted with him a bit and grew even more concerned when I realized that he is a schizophrenic and also suffers from depression but hasn't been on his medications for a few weeks. I know he just got out of hospital and I'm surprised they let him go like that since he is also old. Thankfully he told me that the shelter where he will sleep for two weeks is going to help him get into an apartment. He also had several bags on his wheelchair which I noticed had some food in it so at least he isn't hungry. What I was most concerned about was sitting outside all day long in the heat and not having any H20.
|Completed book #41 of 42|
|Book #42 of 42 in progress|
|Waiting for book #43|
I finished the book about Denys Finch Hatton. I have to say I quite enjoyed it and am amazed at what the author was able to research and put together since there are no remaining relatives of Finch Hatton and very little exists of him in history books. I picked up another book I'd placed on hold about Prince by his ex-wife Mayte Garcia. I am waiting for a book called The Bookshop. This one came on recommendation from one of the many blogs I read though now I cannot remember which one. If you happen to be reading this post, let me know it was you (please).
If you read my last post here
you will know I've been doing some batch cooking and want to continue.
Since then I've ordered some proper containers from Amazon and
they arrived today.
|There were 20 containers in the package. I think that will be enough.|
The heat of the last few days has taken it's toll on my little garden.
I'm hoping I can keep it going another few weeks. The forecasted rain this weekend would help a lot but last weekend rain was in the forecast and it never arrived.
I was happy to see the Black-eyed Susan flowers bloom. For awhile I wasn't sure they were going to bloom this year but they did come about just over a week or two ago. They are not quite as healthy looking or as plentiful as in previous years.
The strawberries are nice and juicy but I only have one pot so not much of a harvest but I'm enjoying them. Seeing strawberries growing "in the yard" brings back happy childhood memories of finding the odd strawberry when playing with siblings. Those were in the days when we were not able to buy strawberries so readily in the supermarket.
The other morning I went out to take a photo of the sunrise.
I was a bit late as the sun was already up.
Imagine my surprise when I captured this
drone hovering a few feet from me.
I hope I don't appear in the "movie" as I wasn't dressed for my cameo role, lol.
|A shot of the garden after watering. I hose down the patio floor to cool it off.|
Keep well everyone.
Enjoy the weekend ahead where ever you may be.
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