In February, when it's freezing cold and you just can't stand the snow anymore, we all anticipate the warmth summer will bring soon enough!
And, the warmth does come - some years, it takes longer than others. But, when it finally gets here, the average Canadian finds it glorious. However, "glorious", in my mind at least, is weather that doesn't make you feel like you are melting. Today, with the humidex, it will be 43 degrees...that is just crazy! For as much as I love summer, this is just a tad too much for me. We wait for summer to spend quality time outdoors - doing whatever makes us happy - either gardening, swimming, or just hanging out with friends on the back patio having a cold glass of white wine! But, in this weather, even swimming isn't always refreshing (my pool...which is set to heat to 85, is now at 92...it feels like a giant bathtub!).
Anyhoo, knowing the heat was going to be unbearable today, I went out last night and picked a few things. The vegetable garden is loving this weather (although I haven't picked a ripe tomato yet!). Take a look and the few potatoes I pulled from the ground and beans that are growing like wild fire: