Monday, June 9, 2008

Ugh!



The long, cool spring that caused so many to wish warmer weather upon us, has vanished--hot, humid days fill the week's forecast. And, though June is often warm, the sudden contrast that we're experiencing makes these 90+ degree days difficult, to put it mildly.

I reflect on the tender days of spring, and know that, with a good rain these skies will pass.

Until then...puttering around indoors.
And tending to chores that are easily set aside on those better outdoor days!
With dew drops to lighten my steps.



Columbine and dew




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32 comments:

Wendy said...

It seems like a lot of us are in the same boat. Spring whizzed past in a heartbeat and now we are wilting with the summer's heat - and it's not even truly summer yet.
Ah well, I won't complain. We had snow only 2 months ago.
Love your photos of the columbine. It looks so clear and real.

Mary said...

The country is a mess. Indiana received more rain in a day than NC received in nearly a year. Fires, floods, etc. What happened to spring? Am I the only one longing for Fall and Winter already? It so not normal to be 100 in June.

We'll all hang in, Nina. Lovely post.

Let's stay inside whenever we can. I just came inside after 90 minutes of "had to do" things. I love air conditioning right now.

Mary

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yep, I am in that stay inside boat too. I hate the HOT humid weather. It just kills me. I get out only during the morning hours. Oh well, I am getting my house cleaned up. That is a plus. Ha..

NCmountainwoman said...

What freaky weather. I suppose we will just have to adapt and get along, remembering that we are far better off than many folks on the planet.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Sounds hot there...we have the coolest spring and summer ever here ...nice soft green pictures of nature...cheers.

Willard said...

Wow, stunning photography!

nina said...

Columbine seems like such a cool-looking plant.
The leaves have a bluish cast that, when wet, almost looks frosted. The dew drops edged each leaf and ran into drops under gravity.
Even the dainty flowers with their long, slender nectar spurs.

They grow as weeds by our roadside, but each spring I scamper for their photograph.

Kerri said...

Beautiful shots Nina! We FINALLY had a thunderstorm last night...and got a bit of relief from the heat....but it is supposed to go to 90 again today.
I can see things "browning" up around here....we need more RAIN!

possumlady said...

Did you get any relief yet? We in the east are expecting storms this afternoon or tonight. Temps for the rest of the week will still be in the upper 80s to 90 but the humidity is supposed to drop after the storms.

Petunia said...

beautiful shot and interesting post!

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Anonymous said...

The weather changes are surprising... one day cold, next day sweltering; hope it settles soon into some sort of lazy, hazy wonderful summer days.

ellen b said...

Oh Ugh for sure. Sorry that Spring has disappeared. I hope it makes a comeback...

Texas Travelers said...

Nice "U".
Bad old "Ugh".
Well said.
Nice photos.

U is Under scrutiny.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful U-post:)

Judy said...

Such beautiful pictures. Our weather turned cool again. :)

imac said...

Really nice blog with great photos and captures.


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For The People said...

I thought it would never get here! I have a really Unique photo. I think it is a women in New Orleans.

For The People said...

Great Post!

John said...

Great shots and a wonderful U post.

leslie said...

I can certainly relate to all the rain. And we haven't even had spring yet! :(

Q said...

It has cooled down at my house, low in the low 60's!
My husband and I sat on the deck this evening with sweatshirts on.
Fireflies are out and the wind is strong from the north. Very nice June evening.
Your columbine is very pretty. I also have some growing. I love the wild ones the best.
Sherry

photowannabe said...

Nice shots and that high humidity makes me say Ugh too. I really wilt in it unlike your pretty columbine.

CaBaCuRl said...

Beautiful pictures of the dew drops. I saw on TV news the weird weather you are having in lots of places.

babooshka said...

Ugh is about right.Good way to use the u.

mrsnesbitt said...

Fabulous post! I empathised with every word.

reader Wil said...

Great photography! I love these colours!

Kelly said...

Your columbine are unusually lovely!

nina said...

Ahhh.
High pressure has moved the heat wave past--at least for a few days.
We're breathing easier now!

Rurality said...

Nice dew and guttation pics! We got about 3 drops of rain yesterday... just enough to make us scream!

Katney said...

It is ten days till summer officially begins. Ten days for the weather to get it's act together. We had snow in the passes this week.

Neva said...

Your dew drops are good! and the weather will be what it will be but it makes my outdoor weeding darn difficult!
Mine is here.

Kim said...

It went from cold to hot here too, but I can't complain, at least it's not snowing :) Great photos, my favorite is the last one :)