In the past month or so, its been the blazing hot Austin weather you associate with book bag induced back sweat from walking across campus. We knew it was coming. It comes every year.
We spent most of spring and early summer preparing our plants for it. We did our planning early. We planted the drought-tolerant native plants. We did the deep waterings to encourage the roots to seek the water. But unfortunately, a couple of plants did not take their training as seriously as others.
But this morning, the sun took a nap, and it almost felt like a tiny bit of cool breeze could be around the corner. We know you are tired, and being thirsty and hot is hard, but hang in there- a break is coming soon. Just a few more reps and we’ll get you all a nice big protein shake.
To maintain our healthy lifestyle, we try to live by a couple rules. Eat lots of veggies. Get lots of fresh air. Drink lots of water. Sometimes we are lucky enough to cross a couple of these off our list early in the morning, so we have the rest of the day to watch movies inside eating popcorn.
This was one of those lucky days. A plan to hike along Bull Creek. Our goal was to 1. survive the sun, and 2. find water in the creek.
Our perseverance and optimism was rewarded by the flowing creek water. The fish were swimming with happiness.
The rain we had during spring was clearly appreciated here.
Water isn’t only important for plants, but also humans. This hike was generously sponsored by our reusable water bottle. Taking our inspiration from the creek, we filled the bottle with ice and water from our house, and enjoyed refreshing sips while sweating in the sun.