Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot, Hot, Hot, Feelin Hot, Hot, Hot

Hey folks, it is going to be another hot one out there!  Yesterday we hit 99 with a heat index of 105! 

I decided to get in the garden early this morning, which for me means around 8:30 or 9:00 a.m., and get some watering and weeding done. 

The front yard is in the shade in the morning, so I was able to get most of the weeds pulled without having a heat stroke.  The back yard, is another story.  Full on sun!  Hot, Hot, Hot!

Just before I decided to come inside, something bit me on the foot!  God, it hurt.  For some reason, I decided to call Big and tell her.  She now thinks I have been bit by a Black Widow spider (yes, we do have them) and is calling me every 15 minutes to see if I have succumbed to the bite.  I think I stood on a bee, that had decided to sit in the grass.  They do that right?  Anyway, gotta love Big for being concerned.

I was able to take some photos of a few butterflies that didn't mind the heat.  I hope you enjoy them.  These were taken with my new phone.  Sorry if they are not so great.  I am still learning.  The Baby, who has a phone like mine, says there is an editing app or something like that, but I don't know anything about it yet!

The final photo is of a flower that I am unfamiliar with.  When we first moved here, this was the only plant in the back flower bed.  I originally thought it was an iris, because of the leaves.  I know see it is not, but am not sure what it is.  Any ideas!

I hope you have a wonderful day.  I am off to have a quick shower and then to my sewing studio!  I am going to finish the last block of a quilt that I started almost a year ago!  I hope to show it to you tomorrow.  Of course, it is Favorite Things Friday tomorrow and I am not sure this quilt will make it on that list!

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Marg said...

The photos of the butterflies are great. No idea what that plant is, sorry.
I hope it cools down for you soon. I'll gladly send you some of our rain and clouds.

Shay said...

Im with Marg. I'll swap you about 30 degrees of that hot for some of my cold.

Your photos are incredible. No editing needed !

Cameron said...

I think those photos turned out just fine!
I'm sorry to hear about the bite, though :(

I'm pretty sure that is a Toad Lily...yep, you read that right...haha! I special ordered one once from a catalog back in my gardening days.

quiltfool said...

I don't know what that flower is, but if mine survives, I think I have one, too. Thought it was an iris, then saw it in bloom and it is not. It's one I scavenged from a vacant lot. Lane

P. said...

Whatever that flower is, it's really cool (or hot because of its color?). Your phone takes good pictures. Nice detail on the butterfly and zinnias!