A very hot day yesterday, another nearly as hot today. A quick short neighborhood walk to get a photo of an Agave flower stalk. I ventured out at 7:30 am and the heat was already awful.
There's the 'Mr. Ripple' Agave flower stalk I walked to admire. It must be close to 30' (9 m) tall:
A different neighbor's young birch tree has died. Birch like plentiful water, something that is costly here:
Another neighbor's Lagerstroemia tree, in better health:
Back at home, one of the Drimia flower stems, now curving and twisting. Every day the shape differs as the flowers open.
A little Mantis was looking for breakfast on an Echinopsis:
When I took a photo yesterday of the 97F temperature reading, this is what was happening next door:
That must have been blistering work. There but for the grace...