Good gathering! I'd not heard the term hot heat before but love it!
It's so hot here too. I wish I'd gathered my lavender. I think I waited too long too.
It's been hard this last week to accomplish much in the gardens so I understand getting out for the little time available early. I think Lavender retains it's smell way after drying too.Cher Sunray Gardens
Smart move! Stay cool!
For lavender, the fragrance stays also in the leaves. I like the coneflowers with the statue behind.I wish you a nice coming week.Hélène