It's been hot on the prairie -- triple digits which started in June. This week, however, it was high 90s but with the humidity it still felt like triple digits!
And rain -- I really can't remember our last rain. We water but our chlorinated sprinkler water is no substitute for rain water!
Last weekend there was rain. All around us! The little town to the south got 3 inches! But, alas, none fell on our part of the prairie!
The grass crunches underfoot and some planters should have been watered twice a day and I didn't so their contents are "burnt to a crisp"! Which reminds us that perhaps we don't need as many planters as we have!
Today after lunch, the sky darkened. There were rumblings of thunder. And the rain fell! Not enough for it was a short lived rain.
But the rain came with a front -- a cool front and this afternoon the temperature was a mere 75! I felt almost as if I needed a sweater!!!
A place that I've missed these triple digits days has been the front porch. This afternoon, tea was taken once again on the porch!
|A screened in porch is supposed to be furnished in wicker!|
On the wicker table in the corner. A book is often my tea companion. A "new" cookbook that had some interesting recipes. I'm looking for summery dessert recipes for the Lunch Bunch comes next week.
|Even a wicker tray for the tea things!|
My wee Asiatic Pheasant tea pot and matching cup. It's filled with Earl Grey so no sugar or creamer for I take that black.
|A symphony of blue|
A napkin makes a nice tea cloth -- always use a tea cloth -- mother taught me. And the nosh -- thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam.
|Bakery cookies will work in a pinch!|
Not mine, alas. It's been too hot to bake and so some bakery cookies came home with me. They're small and Ollie was with me on the porch. He deserves a treat now and again!
The coolness will not last -- it will warm up again tomorrow and we still have a small chance of rain. I've lived on the prairie long enough to know that the heat will return and return with a vengeance. The drought will continue. This wasn't enough rain to break it.
But on the prairie we take our opportunities when we can. A cool afternoon because of a sudden shower means another afternoon of tea on the porch.