Thursday, 21 July 2011

Extreme Heat

Southern Ontario is experiencing a heat alert.  The temperature reached 37 C today and with the humidex (heat and humidity combined), it felt like 51 C.  How can I describe such extreme heat to those of you who do not experience such extreme temperatures?

Stepping outdoors is like entering a furnace.  Even a couple of minutes outside feels like my skin is being fried.  Walking any faster than a snail's pace is almost impossible and the heat takes my breath away.

The plants are thriving though.  I spotted our first tomato starting to change colour this morning and two peppers on the pepper plant which were not there two days ago.  I tried to photograph them, but the photo was out of focus.

Even the tomatoes which were the poorer specimens that I threw in the garden are covered in flowers and fruit.  I hope some of them will be ready before we leave at the end of next week.