Our First Week of Summer
This last week, we experienced the hottest temperatures since living here and, in fact, some areas set new records! Before you feel sorry for us, though, know that although we would prefer it not get this hot, we all know how to deal with the heat. We all have air conditioned homes and cars and businesses are air conditioned so it is easy to escape. Also, because it is so dry here, even the smallest amount of shade can offer a little relief. You can tell who are locals because they are the ones standing in the shade of ANYTHING.
Some of us don’t give a second thought to the extreme heat because we LOVE living here! What we do instead is change our routine. For me, that means a “summer-time” schedule. Very early to bed and very early to rise. I go to bed at 8pm and I’m up at 4am. The mornings are more than tolerable so I can still garden and hike during the summer but I start at 4:30am. Our favorite hiking trails are just minutes from home and at higher elevation which allows for a couple of hours of exercise before it gets too hot.
This blog post features images from Sunday June 23rd through Sunday June 30th and will give you a glimpse of how I spent my time during this hot week.
June 25 and 26 – Spent time compiling images for photo books