Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hot One Today

It is going to be a hot one today, an estimated 96 degrees, with tomorrow at a sizzling 98, which means we will likely see over 100 both days. Our weather has been consistently hot and dry for the past month, and without even stepping out into the heat of the day, the plants tell us it is so.

I have begun to see a few signs of stress, some curling of leaves on the dogwood and the hint of color beginning to form at the tips of the blades on the ornamental grasses, signaling that something is taking place, that the process begins to unfold as it senses fall.

Looking at the plants from inside my studio window seems appropriate.