Heat and humidity have plagued the area over the past few days. However, the region did not suffer as bad as the Midwest. The muggy weather made for buggy conditions and sticky walks. Most of the days were spend trying to find shade. Even the forested canopies didn’t offer much relief. However, the higher dew points provided for a photo opportunity with the heavy morning dew. The plants also seem to be taking the humidity in stride despite the fact that the moist air hasn’t really brought much rain with it. Last week a hummingbird clearwing moth visited the phlox and the turk’s cap lilies are starting to unfurl. Here’s hoping next week brings a little less heat and few more raindrops.
(Anna Applegate is a newsroom staffer at The Derrick and The News-Herald. She manages the Good Times. She can be emailed at email@example.com)