It's been a scorching summer, and my plants are dead. However, I have one thing that's overused, and I'm not talking about my car's air conditioning. If you live in Texas, you have to own one. Straw Cowboy Hat is what I'm talking about. Here's my daughter with her Dad's hat. She owns a few of these in different colors. I don't think she has a blue one yet, but it's only a matter of time. I prefer white color myself. These are excellent for keeping the sun off your face. Usage not limited to herding cows. I use mine while trying to revive my dead plants.