And when it suns, it scorches. That is the theme for this summer-- averaging out to normal, but in reality fluctuating between extremes. Not particularly good for either plants or animals (or people). I've lost my little lime tree thanks in part to this awful, awful summer weather.
Oh well. You take the good with the bad, the blazing sunflowers with the scorched lime seedling, the delicious onions and garlic with the dead string beans.