I saw hubby peeking at the back door glass earlier this afternoon as if he was looking into something or perhaps observing on one thing. And then he later told me that he was actually checking on the lemongrass that he transferred yesterday afternoon at the far side corner with more view of the sun. But when I look at the lemongrass that he moved, it’s like it was snapped of its gut because it looks dry on the outside and the long leaves were bent, although not all, and the colors isn’t green or yellow. It was like it was torched.
And speaking of which, our neighbor later in the afternoon posted on his FB the temperature of the day that he got in his car’s dashboard and you won’t believe what I saw. Its 48 degrees and the time that he quoted with it, is 12:30 in the afternoon. It may not be an accurate reading but I’m pretty sure it is just near with it or could be dead spot on because I really felt that it is so hot outside. And that could be the reason why the plants and veggies that we have, including the newly plated lemongrass wilted that fast. It could not be that it wasn’t watered because the soil is wet when I touched it. So it has to be from the scorching heat of the sun.
I think, now is the time to take rest and seek refuge in the tropical climate as summer starts looming as the month of April started moving along. In fact, it is now a little bit bright and glary at six in the morning and that is one of the sign that summer is here. The temperature also has rises to 35 degrees Celsius already. And another signal that the long burning summer is imminent is the shifting of the rays of the sun to the small plot of garden that we have at the backyard. It has somehow helped the veggies that I planted from growing bigger and better as it receives more sunlight.
So a relaxing vacation by the beach in one of the powdery white sand island in the Philippines would be a nice treat to cool down from the scorching hot summer or even at the pool is quite enough already. And indulging yourself of a freshly picked watermelon is another way to keep thirst away and well at least make your throat feel moist but more to it is to keep you hydrated. But your journey to stay away from health and medical related issues during summer especially that you are constantly exposed to the radiant of the sun is not only sunburn but a potential skin cancer if you aren’t going to protect your skin with appropriate sun protections.