Last week brought a brief reminder of what summer is supposed to be - two days of 105-106 degree highs. For Kingbird, it was the first excursion of the thermometer over 100 all year. Although brief, the spike helped bring lots of melons and tomatoes to ripeness.
Two days later, we were down to a high for the day of 74 and back to wearing sweaters in the morning and evening.
It's been an abnormally cool summer, with daytime highs typically in the range of 85-90 and nighttime lows of 50-55. As a farmer friend said, it's been a great summer for living and a bad summer for farming. He's still guessing as to when he'll be able to harvest his corn.