The Beginning of a Hot Day
It was a hot week. I know this is June in Arizona and we are used to this sort of thing, but this was a really hot week! Miserable, actually. Monday and Tuesday we saw a high of 108 in Big Bug country. Before you feel too bad, Phoenix was 118 and 119 on those days. Today’s high here was only 104, so we are headed in the right direction.
The forecast calls for highs in the 90s next week, which sounds much better. At this point, I’ll take anything under 100. I am waiting anxiously for Monsoon to begin and bring us some lovely rain. I may go ahead and plant beans and cucumbers next week in anticipation of Monsoon beginning shortly.
Avenue of Flags at Henry Cordes Park. It’s always beautiful to see the flags flying in honor of our military.
The lake is looking pretty good these days. Thanks to all the hardworking volunteers who made this happen! It will be cool to see birds returning to the lake. Now all we need is a few trees.
The lake is slowly getting filled!
Quite a bit of smoke east of Cordes on Wed. Odd to see this time of year. I figured it must be a controlled burn. Sure enough, when the news came, one of the front page stories was about the controlled burning they are doing to improve the habitat for antelope.
It rained on Sunday, yea! Even though we couldn’t do much, I’m sure it added to the Big Bug’s flow.
We grew some Santa Fe Grande peppers this year. They are delicious, with a nice kick. Great for salads. They produce a ton of peppers on a plant, too!