June 18, 2021

The temperature reached 90 degrees by 9:00 in the morning and I expect it will still be at 90 degrees at 9:00 at night. Sunset is just fading at 9:00 on these longest days of the year.

I brushed the moss off the air conditioning units at MJ’s suggestion. The first use of the year and all three units, including the upstairs unit, seem to be fully operational. I will try running the unit for the main room from noon to 1:45 each day I am here, to keep the temperature around 78 degrees.

I spent the morning weeding out the back slope ice plant. Surprisingly, the ground is mostly moist and the weeding went easily.

The Saint John’s Wort needed a generous pruning, mostly removing the lower growth and suckers at the base of the plant. It is very giving with a profusion of red blooms and yellow berries. While in the area, I dead headed the Martha Washington geranium, which appears headed for a great summer season.

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