The heat has been unbearable these last few days. I went out to hang some washing today, undercover, away from the burning rays, and there was complete quiet. The cicadas were silent. There were no dogs barking. No cars moving. The inferno had closed our whole world in a fiery calm.
The cicadas started up again around 6pm. They also have their limits. I love they way they all start up together and stop again. Usually there are one or two rebels but the rest sing in unison.
One more day I think and temperatures will go down just below 40o. Meanwhile Greece is ravished by wild fires. Suburbs north of Athens have suffered enormous devestation. Residents of the capitol have been warned of toxic fumes. Once more it's stay home, stay safe. The wind hasn't been blowing in our direction this time so we've been saved the air pollution and smell of Hades.