Although this is Echinopsis blooming time, the few small flowers that manage to bloom are on their way to wilt before they are completely open. I'll be so glad to see an end to this long, miserable summer! No sign of it yet--temperatures promise to be in the 107 degree range for the rest of this week, with night time temperatures around 84 degrees. Of course, the light is looking a little different as the angle of the sun slightly changes, but that's the extent of any sign of fall. Actually, it won't get nice here until mid-October, so I have a ways to go before there's any relief.
I spend most of my time in the house organizing drawers, closets, paperwork and craft supplies, and other tasks that most people do in winter in other climates. I'll be glad to get outside again in another six weeks. However--night time temperatures come down ten degrees in mid September, so I'll enjoy some evening patio sitting a bit sooner!