You know it is hot when the cat drinks from a birdbath while
birds play in the sprinkler over in the azalea bushes.
Daturas are opening quickly in the heat.
Purple Datura below in bud.
Hoses are in every picture.
Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus
Hot Tropicals: Pride of Barbados and Esperanza.
'Watermelon Pink' Crape Myrtle,
tall as the security light in the back yard.
Crape Myrtles are a sure sign of real summertime in the South.
When the afternoon temps reached triple digits we let the cat come inside.
(He enjoys his own electric fan outside.
He has food and fresh water available at all times.)
I heard crunching. He was eating the dog's dry food.
Drinks from the birdbath, eats dogfood. I think the heat has affected his thinking.