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Friday, August 16, 2013

Hot August In South Texas

There is a saying that goes something like the fire plugs are begging the dogs. That is how hot it is here. The only breath of air you can inhale is before nine in the morning. It's even too hot to work after the sun goes down. We try to go to the ranch as early as we can and get home as soon as we can. There are no critters to be seen most mornings. They are smart enough to stay back in the brush in the shade. As we were driving around checking everything one roadrunner ran out of the cactus took one look at us and ran back in. One egret watched me feed the turtles from afar. Guess it would have taken too much energy to flap those large wings and fly away. Even the tenants in the farm house stay behind closed doors with foil on their windows to keep the sun out. The Mr. is the only one who comes out and that is probably because he comes out to smoke a cigarette on the porch. Too hot for our trips down country roads so I've posted old pictures of country roads. We are still here just waiting and looking forward to fall.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

we had a cool front hit us yesterday. expecting highs in low to mid 90s for next few days! in august! in ne tx! sure wish i could send it down your way!

TARYTERRE said...

We've had autumn temps here for a week. It's nice. Hope you get some relief soon.

Lucy said...

My grandson said it was terrible. He has an old air conditioner and just hopes it hangs on. It has been cool here. It is supposed to be in the mid to upper 80's next week.

Lucy said...

My grandson said it was terrible. He has an old air conditioner and just hopes it hangs on. It has been cool here. It is supposed to be in the mid to upper 80's next week.

Helen said...

It was 63 here this morning. Nice. I hope you all get some cooler weather soon.

Leave It To Davis said...

We got the same cool front TexWisGirl got yesterday....we got it this morning...and the clouds spit and missed us....but it never got over 88 degrees today, so hey! I'm a happy camper! I hope it moseys on down your way....and hangs around and does more than spits at you!

jack69 said...

Ah, The air conditioning is good at times like that.
Country Roads? Yeah they will still be there in the fall! ha!
We are in Cleveland Tennessee, a few miles north of the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Jon said...

It looks like all of our west Texas heat has drifted down to your area!

It's been a little cooler in my neck of the woods and it's been raining (off & on) for two weeks. Very unusual weather for August.

S. J. Qualls said...

Coolish, damp day here in middle TN. Unusual for this time of year. Wish I could send some of it to you!

Chatty Crone said...

We have had a cool wave here too - hope you got a little.