My reply to Beki's post over at Artsy Crafty Babe got so long it turned into a blog. We run in the 90 and 100's from late June until mid September up here in the Sierra Nevada foothills in California. Not one drop of rain. Dry garden, vegetables have just stopped cold having lost their mojo too. No firestorms yet......cringe every time the forestry planes start circling.
We are from the San Francisco bay area, so up here it may be lovely, but summers are HOT and dry. I once asked my husband "why did you bring me to this hell-hole, anyway"......as we endured mandatory evacuation last August due to firestorm complete with tankers flying over.
Then...comes fall. We live in the gold country. And the 49ers who came out here brought their architecture and their trees. It is totally stunning to see our old courthouse surrounded by trees turning every color you can imagine. The winter....some designer snow....spring with blossoms everywhere and dogwoods too. I guess it balances out in the end.