Wildflowers I picked on a walk down a dirt road.
I have had that little AC unit for years and I usually don't even bother to drag it out. And if I do, it is usually just for a week tops that it get used in July. But this was a hot and humid summer -- practice for if I ever move to Florida full time.
I was listening to a piece about Rachel Carson on public radio last Sunday. I knew about her book Silent Spring and her warnings about the chemicals impacting the environment. I did not know about her concerns about global warming. She had started working on a book about that before her death. She was charting increasing ocean temperatures along the eastern coast back in the 1940's and 50's.
There is an interesting article about Rachel Carson in the March, 2018, New Yorker Magazine.