We are living in a stagnant July heat wave. The lake has been still as a millpond all day. All the ocean plumes are stuck. This is the wonderful summer I predicted, but it will be short. The water is cool now, and the nights are cool as well. This is the most perfect weather for the cottage that I have seen for a long time.
When we had that warm spell sometimes it was so hot that the water was a bathtub, and you lay in sweat all night. Not now.
Here are the rocks at sunset. They glow red. I can take the drone up now and not crash it. It might last until my trip to the Seychelles. Yeah!
The bugs are at a reasonable level. I can put up the shade tent on the dock, and I zap the horseflies with my super-heavy 7000 volt zapper. They shrug it off, but it must give them a headache, since they fly away for a while.