The marigolds outside the kitchen window have survived. Our weather pattern changed overnight after a windy day yesterday. The high was 36ºC — 97ºF — according to Accuweather. This morning it's still windy, and the temperature is down below 20ºC (that's 68ºF) for the first time in 4 or 5 days. There's actually a cool breeze blowing through the house — all the windows are open at 5:30 a.m. It's nice to feel the air moving again after days of dead calm.
Today's high is predicted to be 27ºC (81ºF) and that's still above average... but what a relief.