Summer in S. New Mexico usually includes about a 4 to 6 week set of time that's peppered with these hot days that force even the hyperactive NY'er to submit siesta. Meanwhile I busy myself drying herbs, making tinctures and writing. I treat these weeks as I once treated winter in NY. From December to April my apartment was a shrine to homey projects that I buried myself in to help me forget how anxious I was for the return of the sun.
Mostly though I'm now waiting somewhat impatiently for my garden full of flora: vines, flowers, seeds and plants of all sizes, colors and shapes to produce fruit! I'm ready for those tomatoes! Ready too for the brussel sprouts, okra, melon, squash etc. I do have peppers, tomatillos and a few leftover potatoes ready for picking and more onions than I can fit in the fridge drawer. Now if we could get one more week of monsoon rain.