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Friday, July 31, 2009

Clinging to Shade

~Our Front Porch~
It is still too hot for us. We cling to the shade when we are outside, and sit in front of fans while inside. Fortunately our bedroom has a small air conditioner and we are able to get some sleep. I have already spent 2 nights with heat sickness, and am looking forward to more normal temperatures in the upcoming days. Either that or I am moving my work into the air conditioned bedroom.
May your sun-filled days be blessed with shady spots for rest, may your Son-filled life be blessed with spots of reflection on His mercy and love.

16 comments:

anniesgoathill said...

Somehow blog comments got away from me this week!

Your porch is always a beautiful site to me. It looks relaxing and warm (sorry, no pun intended).

I had heard bits and pieces about your heat wave. We have had so much rain and not really a hot summer. The pattern sure shifts from place to place at times.

I, too, have parts of the house air conditioned, though. Sometimes you have to resort to taking care of yourself (work in the A/C rooms).

Star said...

From that point of view, I can say that the weather here in England is just perfect today. We have 21 deg. (70 F) and a slight breeze. I've been in the garden this morning, loving it. Hope you get some cool very soon.
Blessings, Star

Susie said...

Thank goodness you had an air-conditioner in your bedroom. I couldn't even imagine what you guys have been thru.

Mildred said...

Your porch is so inviting Kathy. I sure hope you soon get relief from the terrible heat. Like Susie, I am glad you have a/c so that you can get some rest at night. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

Lanny said...

I've been trying to figure out how to strap a giant sun umbrella and fan to my back and not increase my physical exertion. By the time I get all the kinks worked out we will be back to chilly seventies!

noble pig said...

It's coller here today, only 90 but that's still hot without air. Blowing some breezes your way!

Deanna said...

SHADE is good!
Thank the good Lord for shade.
Have a blessed rest of the summer and may we be able to stay in the shade.
d

LindaSueBuhl said...

I know how hard it is to deal with high temperatures when that is not at all the norm. Poor animals - do you have to spray water around the sheep? To cool things off? News said PNW was cooling down a little bit - perhaps a nice thunderstorm can come along and cool you down (and give those girls across the road some great picture taking time)

KathyB. said...

Mary, no accounting for weather but I did find this quote in our local newspaper:" Just out of curiosity, if George W. Bush was responsible for Hurricane Katrina, does this mean that B.Obama is responsible for the record-breaking heat we are experiencing? The president is in charge of the weather, isn't he? ? Marti Dirkes, University Place, WA
And yes, the porch is the perfect place to sit in the sun on cool mornings and sip my coffee.

Star, your weather is my ideal for every day! Thank-you.

Susie,well, heat sickness is what i have been experiencing because I forgot that standing in 95 degree shade was still 95 degrees....and too hot for me. The air conditioner was a wonderful gift to ourselves last year.

Mildred, thank-you! When i lived in Hawaii and down South, air conditioning and homes equipped for handling extreme heat were the norm....maybe we need to re-evaluate how our home handles heat and be prepared for next year.

Lanny, but you'll be ready for next year and I am looking forward to that spectacle!

Noble Pig, just what the weather man said, those cool breezes from the Pacific and down your way are on our way!

Deanna, YES! And maybe next year many of the little trees that have replaced the storm downed trees will begin to give us more shade.I am very grateful for shade!

LindaSue, that is why it is hard on us here, we are not equipped for extreme heat, and neither are our animals. My sheep are clinging to the shade , and forgoing activity during the day...smart sheep. I have put the sprinkler on for the dogs and have been spraying my cockatiel and parakeet...after I saw them dangling from their perches with their wings open...thought they were dead at first!( my word verification is 'wingarry'...

Daisy said...

Hope you get some cooler weather soon, Kathy. We have had an unusually cool July this year and the weather has just been gorgeous here all summer. Wish I could share it with you.

KathyB. said...

Me too Daisy! S'posed to get cooler by next week. It is cooler now, but cool is relative...from 110 to 90 is cooler, but NOT cool!

Karen said...

Being from Georgia and growing up without AC, I can empathize. We were "rich" in shade trees, though.

Kenleigh's Fiber Studio said...

Your front porch is so inviting. Do you have doves in the pen? I love listening to their cooing. I am enjoying the cool morning here, hope you are too!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Kathy,
Hope the weather has gotten cooler there. It's hard to find a cool, shady spot on these hot days. We've had some rain that cooled the weather awhile, but then the sun came out, and it's blistering hot. Have a great weekend. Thank you for visiting my blog.

KathyB. said...

Karen, I have lived in the south and experienced the very hot, humid days. Shade trees do help, but AC rules as far as true relief from the heat. Even here.

Kenleighs' fiber studio, ( Shannon) the cage you see in the picture has my parakeet, Bob, in it. I have two large dove pens and a smaller, very pretty one in my herb garden that houses 2 doves. My dove population has kind of gotten out of control, but i do love hearing them coo at all times of the day and night.

Brenda, I am already yearning for rain, I do love a rainy day. And I do very much appreciate your poetry and writing, and your blog.

BT said...

I would just melt in those temperatures. Horrid. I hope it cools soon for you.