It is absolutely gorgeous outside. Not a cloud in the sky and just so pretty, but it is outrageously hot. Even with a fairly powerful air conditioner in my attic studio, I can feel that heat trying to creep in through the ceiling. We tied the record for the day at 96° today. I’m hoping it will cool down a bit more quickly tonight than it did last night. I only managed to cool the house off to 75° last night, because it didn’t get all that cool outside either. I’ve been busy — got about six quilts quilted, lots of embroideries done for my July craft projects, and Ozzie and I have walked and walked and played ball at the park. I’ll get some photos together when I am cool enough to recover some of my energy, and I’ll be back to share. In the meanwhile, all of you out here in the west with me, stay cool!