Even the Lizards are Hot!

It’s summer, and to complain about the heat isn’t helpful. It’s going to be hot for some time to come. And the heat wave certainly isn’t confined to Southern California.

As temperatures climb again this week we’re taking as many precautions against garden and plant loss as we can control. Even our trees were scorched when we reached the 115 degree mark two weeks ago.

Daily I say a “thank you” to Willis Carrier, the inventor of modern air conditioning.

I watched this lizard sitting on one of our sprinkler heads and thought about how every living thing needs water. I’m glad we can provide for some of them!

Summer has set in with its usual severity. » Samuel Taylor Coleridge


It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.» Yogi Berra

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back? » Steven Wright

In summer, the song sings itself. » William Carlos Williams

Of course, Darwin isn’t bothered one bit by this heat! He has his daily routine which includes finding time to dip in his own tight-fitting swimming pool.

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. » Sam Keen


Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. » Henry James


And when I need it most I have my personal coping mechanism.