Monday, August 20, 2007

First Entry from Guinea Mountain

Monday, August 20, 2007

It's 65 degrees at 8:15 a.m. on Guinea Mountain. August has been unbelievably hot, with highs in the 90s most days. Most of the nights though have cooled down to 60-65, enabling us to cool off the house with fans. By opening up all of the windows in the sunroom to create an updraft, we cool off the whole house. As soon as the temperature starts rising (usually about 9 a.m.), we close up the house completely. So, the house temperature stays in the 60s all day while the temperature outside soars to 90 degrees.

Rain also in short supply with only 1/2 inch since July 25. Even the cove area which usually stays moist all summer is dry. Still, the wildflowers of late August abound--goldenrod, snakeroot, and ironweed.

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