How Hot Is It?

How hot is it?

It’s so hot, birds have been drinking from (and bathing in) Fred’s water.


How hot is it?

After running zillions of errands in the heat yesterday, I decided I didn’t want to move from the air conditioning all evening.

Also …?

I need to move closer to the beach.

I’m getting tired of the HOT in my canyon.

(That’s what he said!)

Fred and I are going for late night, and very early morning, walks together.

He’s not happy about missing his late afternoon walks, but it has been way too hot for him.

(We play football inside the air conditioned house instead!)

Fortunately, we haven’t run into a mountain lion yet.

Yesterday, Fred and I witnessed an amazing sunRISE from my backyard.

Monsoon clouds make for awesome colors!

Sunrise  –  Monsoon Clouds Over The Mountains

In other randomness,

My airline ticket to New Zealand has been purchased!

Woo hoo!

And no, I have not, yet, booked a single hotel.

I need to get on it, because I know things are booking up quickly for February.

The other night, when I couldn’t sleep, I pulled out my watercolor paints.

Girl WC © 2015 Suzanne Haggerty W

My painted girl might look like a poodle?

Clearly, I don’t know what I’m doing with watercolors but it was fun anyway.

There’s nothing like a little midnight, insomnia-induced, art.

I feel like, when it’s hot like this, all I really do is constantly refill hummingbird feeders.

(Four huge, 32oz, feeders each day!)

I make the hummingbird food too … four gallons at a time.

I get tired of it when it becomes a daily thing.

(But, the poor hummingbirds are very hot and thirsty, right?)

And, I also seem to be making ice all the time.

The icemaker on my refrigerator has been broken for years so I’m always making ice.

(Fred gets ice added into his water bowl when it’s this hot … otherwise his water would be about 100F.)

Oh, and then there’s refrigerated melon.

I don’t seem to want to cook and/or eat “real” food.

A slice of cold melon is really all I want.

It was the only thing I bought at the grocery store yesterday, too.

I could swear a man at the store made a comment about me.

And yes,

I AM the woman with the big melons!

Melons © 2015 Suzanne Haggerty W







8 Responses to “How Hot Is It?”

  1. Denise

    It’s blazing hot up here too, but the mornings have been cool enough for riding. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be the worst, then cooldown! I’ve been eating so much watermelon this summer, but those melons sure look good. Poor Fred, he needs a change in season. Wait until El Nino hits, he will love that!!

    • Suzanne

      I’ve had a lot of watermelon this summer too.
      It’s cold and refreshing.
      (Fred LOVES watermelon!)
      I don’t get the benefits of the marine layer in the morning like you do.
      I wish I did!
      And yes, Fred will love getting wet and muddy in rain!

  2. Mj

    Your art attempts really have inspired me so I have purchased the watercolors and a Gelli plate. The girl picture you painted is very cool. Can’t wait to try it myself!
    As for the weather, I am looking forward to fall. I am done with this heat.

    • Suzanne

      I’m so happy for you.
      I hope you have fun with your new art supplies.
      I’m sure you have more artistic talent than I do, since I have none.
      It’s fun to play, regardless!
      : )

  3. Julie J

    We’re having a cool spell here in Michigan for the past 3 days, temps barely reaching 70.
    Those melons are huge! ha

    • Suzanne

      I’m jealous of your cool weather.
      I am SO TIRED of the heat!
      : )

  4. kristin

    We have actually had some cold days up here and it is making me mad because I know winter is just around the corner. I dislike winter a lot. It is supposed to be hot and humid this weekend though so we have a bit more Summer.

    What kind of Melon is that?

    • Suzanne

      I’m jealous of your cold weather!
      I bought Casaba melon.
      It only comes in season for a very short period.
      I’m not sure how many places it’s available.
      It’s a family favorite for us ….


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