I got a party in my pocket
cause you know I just got paid,
And I'm feeling fine,
it's 99 in the shade...
(Jon Bon Jovi, "99 In The Shade")
* The above picture shows you how you can tell when it's hotter than hell in Podunk.
(And sometimes, on boiling hot days, I am highly tempted to get in there with them.....)
(And they'd let me, too---and not only would I get cooler, but I'd probably find out a lot of really good gossip....)
The below picture is also how you can tell when it's hotter than hell in Podunk. All the animals seek sanctuary under the nearest shade tree....
(And I think that crochety cow behind the tree was saying: "Don't look at her---and maybe she'll go away...." )
I've even seen entire HERDS of cows trying to push and shove their way under the same shade tree....Aarrghh, dang it.....we're in the dreaded Dog Days for sure....