I made the above butterfly photo just before noon yesterday. At the time the temperature was already 90˚F. Being your basic dyed-in-the-wool boreal strain of Homo sapiens, I was already long out of my temperature comfort zone. My photo subject, however—a female cabbage white butterfly—seemed to be flitting quite energetically through a patch of white coneflowers.
Today's predicted high is 87˚F with low to mid-80s expected for the remainder of the week…plus the even better news that nighttime lows will be in the 60s˚! Night temperatures in the this range, plus the fans, nicely cools cottage—and the 17-thick stone walls retains and keeps the interior cool throughout the day. In fact, last night's brief temperature low of 68˚F has already kept the interior temp down by about 10˚ so far today…and a cooler bottom number tonight and throughout the nights ahead will probably expand that to more like a 15˚ variation.
Hooray! Heat relief. Suppose we could even have snow?