Oh yeah…it’s August in Austin.
Today’s high was 107° F. So far temperatures have reached 100° F or more for 48 days this year. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for our area through Friday.
Austinites are reverse-hibernating and staying indoors. Bill and I are catching up on reading and I’m doing some long-delayed photo scanning/archiving. Fortunately for Bill there are two frozen yogurt/smoothie shops within one block of our apartment.
The extreme heat combined with our ongoing drought has caused the downtown landscape to turn brown and dusty. The trees around Lady Bird Lake are looking stressed. Most grass and flowers have given up.