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Thread #169078   Message #4116514
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
14-Aug-21 - 10:33 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
The coolest time of the day here is around 7am, and by about 8:30 it is heating fairly quickly. I've been walking the dogs at 7am, and even then, 77o with high humidity is a fairly rough walk (the dogs pant up a storm pretty quickly). When we walk back in the door they all flop down on the cool concrete floor in the sunroom (I'm tempted to join them). Good thing I can sweat.

I watered the garden and part of the back yard yesterday, and we have a 50% chance of rain today, with storms this morning passing from west to east over the area two counties to the north of here. Even with a chance of rain I should probably water some of the front yard because I'm trying to keep the turf alive that has migrated in from next door (St. Augustine). It looks better than my old weeds did. If I wash laundry and hang it on the line I might be tempting the rain to come closer. :-)

Here in mid-August we're seeing the full force of summer, but around the edges we see hints of autumn. Trees and shrubs drop leaves because of the heat, the woods across the road are a bit more brown as the grass dries (same as the back of my yard that I let grow with native groundcover). A month from now will still be hot, but it will be cooling more overnight. Two months from now I'll still be fussing with the garden, but also will be watching for warnings of frost (the first frost can happen any time from mid-October to late-November). There are indoor activities ignored during the summer that come back into play.

As hot as it is, I'm working on the fitness side of things, and as it cools that becomes easier. I don't make resolutions for the New Year, but by the end of this year I hope to have made some improvements that would have counted as good resolutions to make back in January.