After our earthquake on Friday, we went on to have a blazingly hot weekend, with temps never out of the 90s. The humidity was equal to that, so it mostly felt like you were walking around with a wet, hot blanket covering you. It makes me long for snow days again!We went to the Farmers Market this morning where I picked up two huge bunches of sunflowers. This week, I chose the smaller ones, and have about 20+ stuffed into a vase, which is sitting atop my new shoe storage unit. One unusual plant I saw for sale at the market was a clematis. There’s a saying about growing clematis (clematii?)… First they sleep, then they creep, then they leap. The first year they are planted, they barely do anything. The second year, they grow a bit, and then the third year, they grow like mad. We always had them climbing a trellis outside our back door at the house where I was raised.