Dog days of summer

The brambly north end of Seattle where I live is sweaty and hot now. While shopping at Costco, I heard two old men talking about how this is the hottest year in Seattle they can remember. 

The heat slows the mind and body and makes it hard to get things done. 

I have been camping and exploring the wild parts of the Northwest recently. 

I visited a small town in the mountains called Concrete, Washington. It started as a company town for Portland Cement.