Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's Hot in Baldwin City!!!

The heat index is around 105 degrees. This purple martin mother is venting--they like the heat and I have been told not to worry, but she does have babies inside the apartment. I looked inside and they are fine.  

Some nice sunflowers popped up amid my tomatoes.

We stocked our large pond with catfish, perch and other fish a few years ago and have not properly thinned the mass of fish until this year. Here is a nice catch.

My largest butterfly garden is still thriving in the intense heat. I water the plants from my rain barrels each morning.

Here's a shot of the variety of butterfly plants outside my office window.