Saturday, August 22, 2009

Global Warming? Not Here!

It feels more like fall than late summer. Our thermometer this morning showed 51 degrees F. but it wouldn't surprise me if the low last night was evencooler than that.

This is August! It's supposed to muggy and hot! Sweltering! Global warming is happening elsewhere this year for we've had "perpetual spring" instead of "summer". Iowa has had the coolest July on record. And it wouldn't surprise me if we have a record cool August as well.

This has been exceedingly pleasant to bear. Not a soul is complaining! On the other hand the mild season has, if nothing else, affected the tomatoes in our gardens. They've not done well. Everyone's plants are doing the same, browning and dying of wilt from the bottom up. Tomatoes falling on the ground. I've been able to can a good supply, but am sad that the plants didn't do better.

Strange summer weather for Iowa.

On another topic...we celebrated hubby's birthday last evening with two daughters and their families present. Good food! Good company! Good time!


blushing rose said...

Al Gore can't be convinced it isn't ... chuckle! TTFN ~ Marydon

Elle Bee said...

Ahh, a birthday with family is the best. (Add in good food and it's over the top!) You are lucky to be having such a mild summer! I despise the word jealous, but that pretty much sums up what I am!! We can't seem to get out of the high 90's. But I'm blessed were not in triple digits,so I shut my mouth right here. :o)

Daria said...

I think the weather has been a bit strange everywhere ... I know it has in Edmonton.

Glad you had a nice hubby birthday celebration with the family. These events can so lift the spirits.

supplies overflowing! said...

We've had only a handful of hot sweltering days here in NJ, too- and no one is complaining here, either, but unfortunately our tomatoes have taken a hit as well. Between the rain we've had and the cooler temps...