Very hot and dry here, which is typical for this area. It always amazes me how plants survive the summers, especially when they are not native to the area.
We've given up on a lawn, those who built this place didn't put in underground sprinklers and from past years we've learned that there is no way to keep up with it, so this year we've decided to quit pretending it's not a desert and just let everything either survive or not.
The only plant which not only survived two months without water but is blooming, is my wonderful Brown Eyed Susan.
I understand there are a few plants that do that and this one is either a Diffuse or Spotted Knapweed. It's very picky and spiky. Not fun to step on or rub your leg on when wearing shorts and sandals. Another weed which is annoying because it's burr- like (if that's a word) is this one. I haven't been able to find out what it is yet. It's quite a pretty flower but sticky like glue.
Over the years, I have adjusted to the hot conditions but whenever I find a public park that has been irrigated and is green and lovely, I take a deep breath. The air feels softer (the humidity?) and somehow not so tight.
And to end on a happier note, Okanagan lake is still pretty even with the heat.