Monday, July 20, 2015

the pause that refreshes

Looks like today will be another in a series
of hot and extremely humid days.

In terms of daily activities, I am currently enjoying one of the precious Everything Is Working lulls, when the hours of routine chores are mostly low-key and slow.

Even so, there are multiple trickles of sweat running down both sides of my face within the first few minutes of every session. Yesterday when I was filling water buckets - and counting my blessings for now having a hose near the two biggest buckets! - I took off my straw hat and just ran the hose over my head for a minute. It felt good while I was doing it. And I wasn't much wetter afterward than I had been before.

To keep my soggy spirits up by focusing on the positives,
I'd like to share a few pictures from the gardens:











 




  

 


There. That's refreshing!

Wishing you all a pleasant day.

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15 comments:

  1. It all looks lovely. I particularly like the red lilies with orange centres.

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    1. Those lilies are such a gift - I wish I could truly capture the richness of those colors in a photograph. I'll have to try again :)

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  2. I'm so sorry it's been so hot and humid. I remember that so well from my east coast time. It sounds like you have a great attitude about it.

    I love your flowers... so colorful and happy. And, I think I saw a blueberry. I miss blueberry bushes from my NE time!!!!

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    1. The color is close but that is actually a seed head from the trout lilies on the right. I've been averaging about TWO blueberries per day! I try to eat them very slowly ;)

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  3. Your flower pix are the best evah. Just love gazing.

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  4. Lovely photos! Beautiful flowers. I only survive in the summer heat here by hiding inside with the air conditioner!

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  5. Beautiful flowers.
    The weather up here is cooler today. Last week the humidity was so bad, going outdoors felt like walking through an invisible wall.

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  6. there are days, like today, when I shove the horses to one side and stick my head in the water trough. they think it's a game, I think it's to survive the sticky heat. stay cool, Quinn, don't over heat.

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  7. Recently, on returning from a dog walk in the heat, I soaked a cold flannel in icewater and walked around with it on my head for some time ... effective and only my collar got wet.

    I hope you're it's cooling down where you are :)

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    1. That sounds very refreshing! Being "cool-headed" is really helpful in humid heat - or even under most circs, I suppose!
      When I recently had a bad headache I did something similar with a damp washcloth placed in the freezer in a curved shape. Didn't freeze it solid, just enough to make a sort of stiff headband to wear for ten minutes or so.

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  8. I love the coreopsis (at least I think that's what those yellow flowers are!!). The humidity is supposed to start building here over the weekend, so we'll be soggy too.

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    1. Good ID, especially since the coreopsis leaves are invisible under the other plants! That is one of the three varieties of coreopsis I have growing here for the first time...very exciting to see them doing well :)

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  9. Beautiful pics! They certainly cheered my spirits too : )

    tipper

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