While sweltering, hunched over the air-conditioner
with a top of 43 or 109.3, whichever you are familiar with,
occasionally dashing out to douse down my orchids
to keep them alive
the garden itself is crispy leafed, the lawn a dustbowl
while a deadly North Wind does it's best to
kill what is barely holding on
so all I can do is some wishful thinking and dream of
blooms of a kinder season
I'd be very grateful to have the above thistles thriving at this time
as they make good eating as well as looking cheerful
a Eucalyptus covered in blossom
autumn flowering on a confused wild plum
and best of all, some moisture on a stray crabapple
blossom that braved the early winter.
Be brave and join in with these beautiful memes!
Such beautiful tokens of a gentler seasons!ReplyDelete
I hope you get some relief soon, all the rain you wish for, and kinder temperatures.
Beautiful flowers! I hope you'll get some rain and more pleasant temperatures soon.ReplyDelete
i am so sorry to hear of the extreme conditions, once again, and the fires...ReplyDelete
I am happy to say I've never experienced heat like that - we had the opposite this week, as we hit -17F, or -27C. Hopefully you'll cool off soon.ReplyDelete
oh! that does sound hot hot hot!ReplyDelete
we are the opposite with -29F at night or -34C
wishing you a cool breeze, the right amount of rain and a day that feels wonderful to you.
Blooms of a kinder season .... that's all we have at the moment Arija is dreams but Autumn will bring with it many joys.ReplyDelete
Oh so hot. Seems like most of the world right now is either too hot or too cold. Our Oregon home is covered in snow -- rare for that part of this country.ReplyDelete
Its horrible, in the town it is cooler but out here it is terribly hot, I just have to hope that some of the garden will recover eventually. Take care.ReplyDelete
Memories are good but it sounds to me like you need some rain and cooler temperatures.ReplyDelete
Such extremes ...here too cold, there too hot.... HugReplyDelete
You have lovely choice for the memes.ReplyDelete
I like the focus on the single crab apple flower.
I do hope you get some relief soon.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see ~ beautiful floral macros ~ all I see here is SNOW ~ thanks, carol and artmusedog ^_^ReplyDelete
Nature is incredibly resilient, but still, this must be hard to watch ... hard to watch anything we've nurtured struggle like this. That euc sure thrives!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the orchids. Hopefully you'll get some relief from the heat soon.ReplyDelete
I am drinking in these amazing photos! Summer!!!ReplyDelete
Love that little crabapple blossom.ReplyDelete
I am visualizing rain falling and soaking into the dry earth, the plants, animals and people sipping it up slowly once again. Your photo memories are beautiful brave Arija. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)ReplyDelete
beautiful pics. I think you are suffering from the east wind and the hot conditions worse than us over here in our corner of WA. I didn't know you could eat thistles!ReplyDelete
Say cool and have a good week.
Ah!! Beautiful captures, lovely colors, but it does look HOT!! Hope you get some relief soon!! Take care!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots! But oh, too too hot.ReplyDelete
Here it is cold and wet. The world is an amazing place, is it not, and the internet brings us together in this new way.ReplyDelete
Lovely blossoms and flowers. I do wish some rain for you! Stay cool and take care. Have a happy week!ReplyDelete
There's such beauty in the simplicity of a dandelion. - MargyReplyDelete
I feel for you, when will this extreme weather end? It has been hot in Melbourne but I know we are getting off lightly compared to you in South Australia. I love seeing what flowers and plants manage to survive though.ReplyDelete
Have a good week.
Another nice flower series, Arija!ReplyDelete
Isn't that incredible. You are burning and we are freezing. I wish you relief from the heat soon. Tsup!ReplyDelete