Back yard is crisp. Something like walking on potato chips. Have taken to using the garden hose and lightly sprinkling it down at dusk to help save it & the apple trees. I'm normally happy with sunshine on my solar panels but in this heat they loose efficiency. I've had to use extra ventalation in the mud room where the freezer is, a 15 yr old unit running hot, I mean hot. Reserved some funds just in case it craps a puppy.