Friday, August 10, 2012

Like a Phoenix


Well Winter was mild and dry, Spring was mild and dry and Summer has been in triple digits, very dry and hot, both day and night.  What will Fall bring?This summer has been alot hot and humid with no rain or usual thunderstorms. Meteorologist are calling this the hottest, most drought ridden on record. I knew when we moved here, winters would be cold, summers hot and humid and we would always be grateful for Fall and Spring


This week we finally got a break in the heat, it was often 98 or 99 degrees, truly a break by about 10 degrees, from what it had been.  We have been getting up very early to take the poor neglected pups for a walk.  This morning when we got up it was 69 degrees with a breeze.  We left at 7:30 for our walk and it was so mild and lovely, we decided to go to the local park instead of the cemetery.  It is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy .  It is wonderful, they have taken old and abandoned rail way corridors and turned them into Parks and Trails for everyone to enjoy. Ours is the Frisco Green way between Webb City and Joplin.  Today it was lovely. 


The dogs were stopping to sniff everything along the trail. Totem thought the fallen hedge apples were tennis balls. Since our walk I've been reading them. They are considered a natural pesticide but not poisonous to mammals, I am going to get some and try it out.  I think they would be interesting in arrangements as well. Some of them seemed to have been eaten by wild animals.


Today was a treat.  The weather is to be mild (90's) the rest of the week, with some showers and thunderstorms predicted this weekend.  I am hoping this is a turning point for the summer.  I am sure there will be more hot weather but I hope that Fall will rise from the ashes of Summer and be beautiful.

9 comments :

  1. Our summer has been very wet indeed, except for the past few days. I doubt the sun and warmth will last though :(

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  2. It's finally just heating up in California, we've been abnormally lucky until now. Several earthquakes big enough to actually notice have thundered through recently, although we're told that the weather and the plates have nothing to do with each other.

    Here's hoping that there are no Indian summers this year. Y'all don't need a repeat of summer. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  3. I cringe every time the weather report shows a big 'H' in the center of the country. Here's hoping that you get some relief that lasts awhile!

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  4. Luckily MN hasn't been quite so bad but I do hear you on that score. Those days are so hard to take. Well done painting that image.

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  5. We have had a humid, hot summer here in the Appalachians. It seems animals get the worst of it, winter and summer. We have had bears, deer, hawks, in our suburban neighborhood-thanks to the wealthy building on the mountains and robbing animals of their homes...

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  6. It sounds like a beautiful day. We get hot, but usually without the humidity. I'm sure the humidity was a big adjustment for you. I just got back from a walk and it was still over 90...at 10:00 PM. Blech! I hope fall comes early for us all this year.

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  7. I like the look of those hedge apples. They would indeed make an attractive arrangement. This year we've had enough rain to last a lifetime, pity we couldn't share it out. We have had some respite with 3 or 4 days of sunshine but more rain is due on Monday. I wish the weather forecasters weren't so precise.

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  8. We've had a record breaking summer here too with the temperatures. This was an interesting take on the prompt.

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