Do you ever have days when you feel tired and uninspired? Well, I have been having quite a few of them lately. It has been such a long, hot summer that my energy seems to have been zapped right out of me. I don't ever remember a summer quite like this one. Our hottest days actually started in early June, a month that is usually mild here in North Carolina. My garden didn't know how to respond to the early heat and dry weather. Pretty much all I have growing right now is tomatoes and basil.
Even the animals are getting tired of this heat. Our horses, goats, dogs, and cats seem to only want to find a cool spot to rest.
Freckles, our oldest and wisest dog, did manage to gather up the strength to try to catch a fly that buzzed around his head pestering him to death.
It was quite a funny sight.
If one didn't know better, he might think the dog was insane.
At times he even looked a little rabid. Good thing he has had all of his shots.
Eventually, he gave in to the heat and the fly and called it a day.
"It's too hot out here to even care," said Freckles.
"I know exactly what you mean, little buddy," said I.