Very hot, too hot

I don’t know how long this will last, but it’s hot again, very hot, too hot here : 34, 36, 38 C (93, 97, 100 F) ! For those of you who live in the southern United States or Australia, this may not be unusual, but for us it’s unbearable..

It is too hot, humid, and the air conditioning of houses or apartments is very rare. So we implement the advice we’ve given you here to protect us from the heat, and set an example for our humans to do the same : hydrate, cool, stay cool, and avoid unnecessary effort.

They respect our advice : yesterday, for example, we had a visit from Grandpa (Claire’s dad) ; after eating, they quietly stayed inside to play cards.

Do you also have these increasingly frequent heat waves ? Or has it been common for you for a long time ?

PS : we’re glad to know that our friend Marg is OK and has nothing broken after her fall on her back yesterday. We send her tons of healing purrs. Get well soon, Marg !

Finally the holidays !

We haven’t published recently and visited many people because Claire was still super busy with her work. But things are slowly starting to calm down, and the holidays can finally begin.

We had a nice visitor in our garden : a musk beetle.

aromia moschata
aromia moschata

We also have a beautiful resident : a carpenter bee.

xylocopa violacea
xylocopa violacea

The musk beetle came to say hello on Sunday during lunch, and the bee has been living in our log since last year. She’s a very nice neighbor, not aggressive at all. Her body measures 2.5 to 3 cm ; she digs perfect holes in the wood, and the big pile of sawdust on which she landed is proof of her efforts !