Here we go heading into another blistering day. The forecast high is a toasty 46C / 115F. That, and maybe thunder and lightening which will be bad news for our tinder dry province. Wildfires are already burning out of control nearby.

Last evening, when it was still 47C / 117F, I cooked an egg in a pan outside just to see if I could. It turned into an inedible lump of something weird, but now I know it is possible to cook an egg outside in these temperatures.

Today, I have an appointment and have to leave the house and I’m not looking forward to it at all.

Yesterday we learned there will be no raspberries available at the local green grocer at this time because the heat has ruined them. Fingers crossed for a second harvest because I’m itching to make jam.

I’m seeing reports of all manner of vegetation being negatively impacted by the relentless heat. So far, my gardens are still relatively happy and, incredibly and thanks to shade from my neighbour, I’m still harvesting lettuce, though it won’t be much longer before it bolts.

So, again, I’ve got nothing much to say that doesn’t have to do with the heat. It’s just all encompassing right now.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Hi Linda! Marian sent me this way to read your post about cooking an egg on the sidewalk because today I posted a link to an article from the Library of Congress that says you can’t do this. Obviously they don’t know what they’re talking about. I love that you tried this. You’ve made my day.

    1. Hi Ally! Thanks for stopping by. I wouldn’t recommend cooking an egg outside in the sweltering heat, but I know for a fact that it can be done!

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