June usually makes the beginning of Summer for most people. Summer is like 24/7 here and I am not complaining one bit. I know a lot of folks that are still faced with scraping their windshield in the morning from the frost and wearing heavy winter garments. Not my idea of summer.
As the Summer Solstice approaches everyone waits for the longest day of the year. We will have 12 hours and 41 minutes of sun light here on June 21, just like most of the days we have here. After a while you do get used to the fact that there is only going to be 12 hours of light each day and you plan your day around that.
This past month of May we had about 17 inches of rain fall. Sounds like a lot, but I had to water a lot this month with it being so dry and hot. The “soil” here does not retain much moisture so to keep all of the plants alive that I have been planting in our back garden I had to water in the morning and afternoon. Hopefully that will end soon as the plants become established.
Another topic is how many crimes were reported over the past month. As you can see it has gone down, especially since all of the tourist have vanished. It is amazing that people don’t come here when the weather is the best. They wait until they think the rains have gone only to find that it’s raining! This month the ocean was the calmest I have seen it so far living here, bright sunny days, hot and empty beaches. The surfers don’t like this kind of weather for sure, no waves to catch.