Above, the château de Saint-Aignan in France's Loire Valley region.
Below, the château reflected in the waters of the Cher river.
As I said in a comment to my friend Bob F. yesterday afternoon, the temperature on our east-facing front deck was 37.3C yesterday afternoon. The normal human body temperature is 37C (98.6F), so it was about 99F on the deck, which is protected from afternoon sun. It was 33.4C (about 92F) up in our sleeping loft. Nevertheless, we have survived — Walt, me, Bertie, and Tasha. We slept downstairs last night, and I for one slept easily. The worst is over for now, according to forecasts. Rain tomorrow! With any luck.