Monday, August 10, 2009

How To Survive The Summer Heat

Snuggle up with a few close friends and a stack of good books.

26 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Precious picture. My bathroom is decorated in gardening and hats. The shower curtain has the angel of the garden on it. I have a painting my son did of himself and siblings in the fields with big hats on. Hat from Belize, where I went on Missionary trip. My gardening hat. Tulips stenceled on the wall around the shower and tub. Love hats.
QMM

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

As long as one's friends don't generate their own heat, that's a workable plan! P.S. I think rats are cute, too, so the bare tails don't freak me, and, yes, I really think opossums are cute.

ShySongbird said...

How lovely! A perfect way to relax and what a little sweetie :)

Cheryl said...

How cute and what a good idea....looks absolutely perfect.

Roses and Lilacs said...

That's how I got thru the heat last weekend;) Looks like it is going to stay hot for a while.
Marnie

Susie said...

How cute and so true!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Queen Mother Mamaw,

It sounds adorable! Angels come in all kinds of packages, don't they? Your trip to Belize sounds very interesting. How long were you there? Hubby and I went to Mexico City last year this time on a mission trip. I have been thinking about it a lot, wishing we could go back. What an experience!

p.s. I LOVE hats too.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Monica, I can't even stand myself in this heat! We are all stripped down as much as possible, eating salads, watermelons, and LOTS of ice cream. :-)

Yeah, possums have always freaked me out for some reason. I think it's those pink snouts and tails. Maybe because they make such a mess. We have one getting into the outside cat food. He has a voracious appetite, and seemed to know where all the free dog and cat food is in the neighborhood. I must say, he looks well fed!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Shy Songbird. Loudon always seems to know how to make the most of every moment.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Cheryl,

Thank you. I couldn't resist posting another pic of my little grand-cutie.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Marnie,

It's that time of year. August is such a long hot month. You do what you can to stay cool. Another favorite activity is spending a hot afternoon in a dark cool movie theater...I want to go see the new one out Julie and Julia.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Susie!

We are going to have to make another Library run to get a new supply of books to read!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Works for me . . . in Summer's heat, Winter's chill, Fall's breeze, and Spring's rain. Yep, good books and a few good friends see me through ANY kind of weather! : D

Wendy said...

Cute pic! I love snuggling up with grandkids (or any kids), reading good books. Hope it cools down a bit for you.

Rose said...

This is my idea of a perfect way to spend a hot summer's afternoon, too! My goodness, he's growing up.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Ah! So True, Debbie in CA. Any season is the right season for a good book!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Wendy, we are hoping for some relief from this heat, but probably won't see much until October! I know you are spending some quality time with your grands.

Hugs,
Jen

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Rose, He is growing by leaps and bounds! He is talking up a storm.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Perfect way to spend a hot summer afternoon!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Good Morning IGW! It is my preferred way to spend a hot summer day. You can tell how hot the summer by how many books I have read--and I have read a lot this year! 101 yesterday with no relief in sight.

The Diva said...

It is the only way to survive it in my opinion. What a sweetie! It reminds me of when my children were young. Precious. I'm Dee from RDR, but Google likes to think my address goes with my daughter's blog.~~Dee

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How sweet and how true! I think we are on the home stretch now. Usually Labor Day marks the end of our continuous 100+ days, so we aren't far away. It's been a long, hard, dry summer, I am ready for fall!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Dee. Little Loudon knows how to kick back and enjoy. My garden has gone to pot! It is just too hot and I am cranky! I'll have my work cut out for me when I can get back out in the garden again.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Me too, Nola...me too...sigh...

Marie said...

I checked the weather in Round Rock this morning. It still looks plenty HOT! I hope it cools down soon so you can be back in the garden.

I thought of you the other week during a hot spell (nothing like your hot spell but hot enough). I can't imagine what it's like in Round Rock in August.

Love the grand-kid picture. :-)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Marie, thanks for checking on me, with you comment--I have been in hibernation these past few weeks!

Yes, it is still plenty hot, but we are pinning our hopes on the report that El Nino is coming back, creating wetter weather for us this winter. Our landscape has been decimated by the sun with no rain in sight...mandatory water restrictions are being enforced all over the Austin area including Round Rock. We are all praying this drought will be broken SOON!