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Summer Heat

VERY DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE here in northern Michigan in the middle of July.

Over the years I’ve watched the weather quite faithfully and with the potted annuals I tend to I often can go a week without supplemental water - not in 2023. I’m finding a day and a half is my maximum. It is just plain dry this year and hazy to boot with the downward draft of Canadian wildfires.

In the last six weeks, we have had only about an inch of rain during a two-day reprieve from the scorching sunshine. The lawns are mostly all dormant displaying their tan shades as proof of their lack of water.

The weather is great for sunbathing, swimming, and well-watered pots, as displayed in the above photo.

I intend to jump into the big lake over the next few days to experience that chilly sensation and reminder that relief is all around us in the form of glorious Lake Michigan which is readily accessible along the 116-mile stretch of M-22.

We are blessed.

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