This week’s Think Write Thursday topic is to write about “what you do to beat the heat! We’re deep into summer here and some of us love the heat and some of us hate it but either way we all must cope with it. What do you do that works for you? Share your tips, stories, and more on coping with summer heat!”
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin
This week has been hot and super humid – and honestly, this is not my favorite weather. You know, when you open the door in the morning to head outside and it feels like a sauna at 6AM you just know it is going to be a miserable day!
In this weather there are lots of things that I worry about – does the garden have enough water? Do the birds have enough water? So, the early morning is spent out making sure the plants all have a good drink and are prepped for the coming heat and I fill the bird bath a couple of times during the day. And, when it’s this warm out the porch and the pergola don’t get much use.
I am exceedingly thankful that we have AC which makes it much easier to sleep at night and to function during the day.
But, rather than complain about the heat, I am reminded of January and February. You know those days that are short on daylight where the temperature does not move out of the single digit zone…That is enough to still any irritation with the heat.
Sitting quietly with a good book is the perfect way to while away a hot day, sipping a big glass of iced tea.
What about you? What do you do to beat the heat?
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I was out watering my garden and doing a few chores early this morning and the heat & humidity was already oppressive. I try to stay inside with the AC on, read, knit, putter around, drink iced tea, eat cold foods, and dream of my favorite season…Autumn!
Though I don’t tolerate the heat like I used to I do love the early morning sauna! It’s so fleeting and to me like a nice warm hug. Now you’ve got me thinking…are our birds getting enough water? I’m on that! (My bird bath leaks!)
I love your care and concern for the birds, and you’ve motivated me to go scrub my bird baths and keep them filled with clean water! I got a hanging one that the birds use since the deer and raccoons have taken over the standing one. Stay cool and the birds thank you!
The hottest summer days send me to SHADE. As long as I have shade I’m good. Blistering Sun will melt me in an instant. I need a cool drink too. A fan is awesome , and there is a ceiling fan on our screened porch.
We do not have AC, but our house is generally pretty cool. We have a lot of ceiling fans, and they make a huge difference. We do carry-out to avoid both cooking and a lot of clean-up time.
I love iced coffee, but only if it’s hot outside. It gives me something to love about hot weather!
I’m with ya, sistah! I will say, though, that reading is good whether it’s hot or cold!
A good book and something cold to drink-what more do you need?!
I dream of fall and winter (favorite seasons). I also hibernate in the house in the AC waiting for cooler days.
The best thing about summer is the light. Our nights are already cooling and the best days of summer are ahead, but all of summer is wonderful to me. I only complain when it is 100+ day after day.
I did a double-take on that thermometer – you’re right … winter will come and we’ll all be cold soon enough! (and some of us sooner than others 😉
The person who said, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” clearly never experienced hot and humid. We don’t get a lot of that here, thank goodness; give me -20˚ and a -50˚ windchill any day over 85˚ and 85% humidity.
Having just returned from the heat of Tennessee, I am more thankful than ever to have air conditioning. I don’t know how people get anything done if they don’t have it!