I have a hard time staying cranky about the weather for a long period in the summertime. Last night we had pretty active thunder and lightning for a few hours, but not a drop of rain. They're saying a 60% chance for today, but I'll believe it when it happens. At the moment it's already 76 degrees (6:45 AM).
However hot and sticky it is, this is still better than snow! (and from what I hear, the weather in the north this summer is only slightly better than snow.....) I'm beginning to agree with Tom from Seventh Street that we should only plant achillea and cone flowers in the south next year! Maybe I'll add garden phlox to that list, since it seems to be loving the current weather, too.
Here's a shot from "home" (the coast of NH) to cool your screen down a little. Hopefully it will be that nice when we're there next month.