No wonder. It was the summer solstice – already? Seems like it. And I had been thinking it wasn't until next week. From timeanddate.com:
June Solstice in Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.A. was onI was in the garden picking tomatoes at 11:39 CDT, and thinking that the sun was beating down pretty hard. As a matter of fact, the sun was beating down pretty hard!