Finally, it is the end of summer and we are getting some real heat this past month. Today it’s 91 degrees and strangely the humidity is only at 27%. That is absolutely parched for here!
So, I just glanced out the window and saw something I have never seen before…
Hot babes sleeping in the wading pool!
Polly and Little Dorrit are refusing to get out of the water.
Not even for the mail-carrier and they love to talk with her! They have been best buds since I brought them home, and I often see her stop her truck to get out and share a few honks with them. 🙂
How hot is it where you are?
What are you doing to stay cool?
39 thoughts on “Photo Friday: hot babes”
Cute 🙂 Is there enough room left for me…?
It is quite possible, Simone, although I don’t recommend it. Geese have very bad pool manners I’m afraid…
Not hot enough! Autumn is already here with rain and high winds!
Oh, too bad, Anna! Sounds like you have been cheated. Is this normal for where you are?
Wonderfully sensible birds. Do they like watermelon as much as our chickens do?
YES, they do indeed, Annie! I have convinced Bob to leave just a little bit extra on the rind when he prepares his watermelon for lunch during the week, and they leave nothing behind. 😀
Monday is the first day of spring for us. Right now, the temperature is very nice, cool at night and T-shirt weather in the day. But in a month or two, I’ll be looking for cool spots…
I hate it when I comment to someone and then forget to hit the reply button! 😐
I can’t believe I am going to say this, but I am ready for Autumn to come. Summer has just been a big boor. Not enough rain, not as hot as it should be, then SNAP it’s too hot. The best part about this time of year is the lighting in the AM and PM. It is amazing for photography, but for the fact that it is also prime time for pollen counts! I think I will pick up some good dust masks this weekend so I can get back outside. 😀
Re “pollen counts”: I hate to sound like a broken record, but Eat (your) Local Honey… Preferably “raw” honey. Definately NOT pasteurised! It WORKS – I swear!
Doing that! 🙂
Thank you, Lillian! They are such wonderful subjects.
Summer has been markedly absent for a few weeks but we are promised a belated return soon, We shall see.
Tom, my plants are simply confused at this point. That phlox that went bald is completely covered again. I think it had something to do with the drought conditions we’ve had. You surely wouldn’t know by the humidity in previous weeks. (Where does it come from if it doesn’t rain for days?)
It has been very humid here too thought we have been far from a drought. We have been having very sharp showers as a result.
Tom, I’m not sure what a ‘sharp shower’ is, but we’re getting our share of thundershowers over the next week! We need the rain. It doesn’t help the humidity, but is certainly clearing the pollen out of the air! 😀
A sharp shower is a short but heavy one. We haven’t had much thunder at all this summer.
Now that I know what it is, I can say for certain that we get lots of those here in summer. 🙂
It was 91 here to day in NE Ga. I was on the playground with the second grade. Not so cool. Last week was lovely, spent a good bit of time on the 80 degree screened porch. Plants loved it, me too.
You are a teacher? I miss the schooldays.
You know it’s been too hot when you can enjoy 80 degrees! 😀
It has been hot here too, but yesterday we got rain and with that – cooler temperatures!!! I notice the deer are shedding their summer hair and the winter growth is beginning to fill in. Our grass is mostly burned up as is the garden. Finally, I get a bit of respite!
I love the photo of the girls… that water has got to be refreshing!
Lori, we will be getting rain this weekend, that is, if the weatherman hasn’t fibbed. Which has me looking forward to less pollen in the air. Sadly, I can only think that rain will bring back the humidity for us here. It is a trade off I guess. I have noticed that the grass is slowing down on the mountain, and so I also look forward to that respite!
central Illinois – hot enough I need that pool. 🙂
90s with high humidity! Storms have been popping up like it is Florida!
Marla, end of summer is the time to buy! I got two of these last summer’s end for $3.00 each! *(Can I say the “W” word here?) 😉
Love the picture! We’ve had a pretty mild summer here, but these last few days have been awful. It seems as though summer has come back with a vengeance before Autumn starts.
It seems that several of us have been experiencing a delayed summer this year!
I’ve got a pair of doves who’ve been doing the same thing in their water bowl. It irritates the heck out of the sparrows and pigeons who come for a drink. Now and then, there’s a little “discussion” that takes place over who gets what privileges.
That 27% humidity sounds like a dream. We’re in the 90/90 season — 90 degrees, 90% humidity. People are starting to talk about fall, and we’ve still got a good month ahead of us. Sigh. There’s no keeping cool for me in the height of the afternoon, short of air conditioning. I’ll be glad for a break in the heat, so I can put in a full day’s work.
Linda, that 90/90 has been the norm for a few weeks here as well, and yes, that 27% was very pleasant. It almost tempted me to open the windows and air the house. Almost. However, the current grass pollen levels are sky-high. I get a scratchy throat just going out to tend to the animals. 😦 We expect rain in the next couple of days and that will clear the air, but I still won’t be able to open up. Opening up the house is something I miss about living in the West. 🙂
Up here, there’s been so few really hot days and so little humidity this summer, that it actually feels good when you go back outside after being in air conditioned buildings…
Over-all, it’s been a VERY strange year and, for some reason, I can’t help but have the feeling that we’re going to have hard Winter, to go along with it):
Deb, we have recently had humidity in the 90s and temperatures in the mid to high 90s which produced a heat index of up to 105 degrees in many areas. We stayed in as much as possible. I’m guessing that when the air is that wet that the pool just isn’t any relief at all. 😉
You and many others I know are feeling the same about this winter’s chill.
So glad that you looked out the window when you did! Fabulous!
I went to an outdoor gathering the other night and the other had a baby pool just like that … so you could sit in your chair and cool your feet off in the water! Perfect!
Laurie, that is a very good use for a small wading pool! Now I need to buy one for ME. Glad you shared! 😀
Here summer was way too cold and wet. Farmers have been anxious to get their crops in. A crazy year this 2014! Winter was too warm, spring too wet and summer too cold – lets see what autumn has in stock.
It has been crazy weather here too, Zyriacus. I hope it straightens itself out soon!
Supposed to get to 97 today. Sitting in front of the fan, writing, so far. Planning to go to the rec center and pool a bit later. Love the geese in the pool. Doesn’t look like they left much room for you.
Patti, a pool does sound divine; doesn’t it?
Though it must be said that wading with geese is never an option! Unless, of course, you enjoy green water. 😛
I know what the birdbath looks like after the Mallards visit. No thanks!
We are slowing winding down to Fall. We have had a fabulously HOT summer though. Looking forward to the crisp, leafy, weather and all things pumpkin. Also, hoping for a lot of snow this year to offset fires next summer. Hope you are doing well! 🙂
April, the news from the west sounds so scary. So many people and so little water. I pray for more snow and rain this winter for everyone in the drought stricken areas.
As for me, well, I never thought to say this, but I am feeling way better than I imagined I would… only a few weeks ago! 😀