A pic of the outside temperature reading at my house about 4 pm yesterday. We had three days of record-setting high temperatures in a row. Temperatures were 104, 106, and 107. Humidity was under 30% each day. Even more unusual for my county was the fact that we had gusty winds all three days as well. It was like walking out into a gigantic hair dryer. Very hard on the trees in my woods as we have had no rain for several weeks. A brief thunderstorm last night offered some minor relief. Am I watching a desert forming here? We started doing some targeted irrigation of shrubs Saturday evening. But, you simply cannot water trees enough. I am sad for them.