Last week we had a week long heat wave. The temperatures were over 105 and I had to come up with a fast way to create shade. I resorted to using my umbrella and propping it up in the bed to protect my new seedlings. My lettuce still bolted but the seedlings are still hanging in there. On the fourth day I came across one of the praying mantis. She must of been exploring this questionable object in her bed.
Surviving A Heat Wave
7 responses to “Surviving A Heat Wave”
Good idea. When it is 105… whatever works… works. We make our plants just deal with it. Our weather is so up and down and back and forth that our plants have to get tough… or deal with the consequences.
They don’t like us sometimes. haha
We found a grasshopper.
I like the praying mantis.
Daniel, 2 years
It actually just cooled off here after having an unseasonably warm June. I just hope it’s nice this weekend for the housewarming!
That is so clever!
I love that shot of the mantis. I’ve never actually seen one up close.
Hope you are staying cool 🙂
The mantis made me smile. I pulled up a garbage can worth of ivy yesterday and felt like a little kid coming across all of these beetles and spiders I probably haven’t seen since I *was* a kid–not with all of the apartment living I’ve done up until now!