I walked around out in the yard
trying so very, very hard
to ignore the heat that I felt out there
and wondered how much I could bear
before I give up and move back inside
or my face and skin will be fried
even though I had carefully rubbed in
sun tan lotion upon my skin
which would keep me from getting a burn
and please my Doctor from whom I had learned
that too much sun is not good for the skin
and makes bad things grow eventually within
as I worked on things needing to be done
I was thinking about the rising sun
and wondered what I could do instead
as obviously I have been misled
into thinking the task I was working on
was something that would not take long
and I could quickly get it done
before the heat from the sun
made me think for a bit
that maybe tomorrow I can fit
this project into my busy day
and get out early if I have my way
I packed up my tools and put them away
this project can keep for another day
I’ll get up early and while it is cool
do the work that is needed as common sense rules.
Neat piece! 🙂
Stay as cool as possible and drink a lot. Super hot here too!
Today was our 50th day of 100 degree temperatures for this summer. Apart from early morning pond chores and of course a drive to the store, I barely go outside. Waiting for it to cool down…
Smart of you to head back in. One reason I don’t live in the South, too hot – for me, too humid – for me.
I have to admit that it has been a struggle for me this year. Normally, I can tolerate it enough to do some work outside but this year, I have stayed indoors in the air conditioning. Putting off the work until the fall…
I can’t tolerate heat at all. I don’t like it. You will be busy this fall with projects!
Yes that is true, on the other hand, I have written enough blogs at three a week all the way into mid October and will probably have more before this weather eases up.
That way you won’t need to be inside writing in the fall. You can be out doing. 🙂