“How extraordinary flowers are… People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”

The Wicked Witch of the West would be melting if she lived here. Humidity hangs in the air. The temperature is already 78°. It is not a day fit for man nor beast or, in my case, woman nor cat nor dogs.

My dance card has one item, the play tonight, Jersey Boys. For the rest of the weekend, I’ll be home hoping to stay cool despite the humidity.

When I was a kid, jumping over the sprinkler was a great way to feel cool. Back then, my father had a metal sprinkler which circled. It was in the side yard. I’d run then jump. The water always felt cold at first but after a few jumps it felt warmer. My father was not a fan of sprinkler jumping because of the lawn. It got waterlogged and flattened. If the grass was even a bit tall, our feet left a path from the edge of the grass, over the sprinkler and onto the other side. My father always noticed.

The weather makes for lazy days, sloth days. If I didn’t have to go out, I wouldn’t even get dressed. The dogs lie on the floor, cooler than the couch. Dogs are quick to adapt to lazy days. As for the cat, every day is a sloth day whether summer or winter.

I don’t use my oven much regardless of the season. Right now it is an extra cabinet holding boxes of crackers and a few frying pans, none of which fit in the cabinets.

I wore my red high top Converse sneakers for July 4th. Underneath were white socks with blue stars. They complimented my white blouse covered in blue and red stars. On my head was a fascinator, also with stars, my fashion theme of the day.

My front garden has the tallest of flowers. They look like small sunflowers. The hollyhocks have buds. The clematis has spread across the front fence and now the gate. Small ground level purple flowers have bloomed. A huge bush, name unknown, is getting ready to flower. Along the edge of the grass, my day lilies are blooming. Another flower, name unknown to me, is blooming in the small center bed near the little library. I love to stand in front and take in the beauty of my garden. I feel lucky.

Explore posts in the same categories: Musings

4 Comments on ““How extraordinary flowers are… People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today the sky is clear and the high temperature will only get to a mild 97°. Yes, there won’t be any rain today.

    I saw Jersey Boys a couple of years ago, and it was a great show. Hope you enjoy it.

    The last couple of years my front bushes used to have numerous flowers blooming during the summer but this year the flowers haven’t been blooming. One flower has appeared so far this summer. 🙁 I have two trees that have white small flowers blooming on them which looks terrific.

    Usually my daughter and my spouse go out to watch fireworks, but this year they were so tired after swimming that they went into our movie room, where we have a projector, a huge screen on the wall, and surround sound where they watched the Macy’s Fourth of July show and fireworks display. I don’t care about fireworks so I watched something else in our family room. Some of the communities in the area didn’t put on fireworks displays this year because of the fire risk, but instead they put on displays of lighted drones flying in various formations to recorded music.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      The day stayed humid. Even tonight is warmer than it has been. The next few days will also be humid.

      I loved Jersey Boys. The audience all loved it as well.

      I’m pleased with all the flowers as I didn’t plant any new perennials. The garden is pretty filled, and some plants have spread.

      Many of the fireworks here are over the ocean, but they were postponed until the next day because of the rain. I used to go when I was younger, but now I am content to be home.

      I alternate movies on the 4th between Jaws, Independence Day and 1776. Jaws is my favorite.

  2. Les Says:

    Here in PA near Philadelphia it’s still humid for the past 5 days or so. We have had a few rain events, but nothing that has cooled the air that much. You can go outside and do the things that need to be done, but not for long. The air get’s stifling after time. We are being told that tomorrow is going to be a wash out with rain. We do need it. In my older age, I just can’t seem to handle the heat like I used to. However, I would rather have the hot weather, than the bone chilling cold of Winter.

    • katry Says:

      The humidity also continues here. The day was still where there had been a breeze last night. The dogs definitely don’t do well in the heat. I have been okay going to bed with just a hand fan. I always think you can get warm in winter but not easily cool I summer.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: