Thursday, July 15, 2010

Heat Wave...


Just came in from feeding the cat, the fish and reloading the bird feeders.  It's seven PM and it is still quite warm.  We are under a "heat advisory", meaning that even though it is in the 90's it "feels like" the mid-100's.


I have to confess, that just as I feared, my succulent raising ability is weak at best.  This little guy used to look like this:


No more.  Two of my little favorites have bitten the dust... Fortunately, the one I rescued is doing great.  I don't know if I over watered the fallen ones or if we just had too much rain, but I need to find replacements (maybe not succulents).  Let me just tell you that the rest of my plants LOVE to be watered!  Miss one day and this is what you get:


Good news is that he perked right back up with a good soaking!  My friend, the red dragonfly, is not daunted by the heat... I love that!


Think cool thoughts...

22 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean about the heat....HOT, HOT, H.O.T!!!!! I want a red dragonfly!!!!!!!! It is soooo pretty! I can't miss a watering either or mine are wilted badly.

Hope you are staying cool.♥

Wendy said...

Oh my we can so relate! I missed watering the one morning and came home from work in the evening and they were wilted and really sad looking! Hope your heat wave breaks soon!
Wendy

Katherine said...

I feel your pain Tanna. None of my flowers have made it in this heat. Luckily our grass is holding out due to lots of watering. We will keep our fingers
crossed it stays that way. Stay cool!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, it is the same way here. Very sticky and hot. I have to water my potted plants everyday!

Betsy said...

It's the humidity that is killing me! Thank God for A/C!

Amanda said...

the red dragonfly probably loves the heat - it means he can take his dive into the zeus waterfall. =) poor little succulents...they probably love the heat but suffered with the rain. just the opposite of all your other plants.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness I am so with you - it is so hot, so humid. Praise God for a/c. sandie

It's Just Dottie said...

I also feed the birds and love to watch them. They are so lovely. It is so hot here that many a night you can find me watering my garden by moonlight. I love your red dragonfly!
Smiles,
Dottie

Deb said...

love the dragon fly...keep cool thoughts and lots of iced tea....

Carol............. said...

Oh WOW! The red dragonfly photo is absolutely GREAT! They are one of my favorites and so hard to capture (well,on camera!) ...but you did it.

From the Kitchen said...

I thought succulents were "designed" to live in the desert. Maybe they don't need water--much. I've never really tried to grow one.

I LOVE the dragonfly. I've never seen a red one.

Have a great weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

nanny said...

I hate this humidity....walk from the car to the house and I am sweating....so glad I don't have to work out in it like hubby...poor guy has to go in attics too!

Diana said...

Humidity!!! It stinks..........

My hair hates it.

Debbie said...

Whew! Tanna, don't you think our friends in the north need to send down some cool love? :)
LOVE that red dragonfly. I've been watching for one but haven't seen one yet. You must have the red dragonfly magic touch.
Hope to see you and Vickie soon!

Christine said...

My secret... plastic.
Yup, fake plants. I'm the same way. Can't keep a live plant alive!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

My petunias are biting the dust--I don't have much luck with them. Every year I saw I won't buy them again, but I catch a whiff of their lovely fragrance and...
We are in a heat wave also--114 degree heat index yesterday. It is oppressive--and I LOVE summer!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I feel your pain! We are in a heat wave too! Tonight at 9:10 when we were passing the bank, the temperature read 93 degrees. YUCK!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Sweet Tanna! How I've missed you! So much has been unfolding here for me and as I browsed through your recent posting, I could easily see all the beautiful activity taking place in your neck of the woods!

Little man has grown so much! What a precious boy! Your face lights up like a Christmas Tree when he's anywhere near you. Makes my heart leap in my chest!

Yes..and I can also totally relate to the Heatwave. I spend half my day in the studio..the other half trying to give my potted plants drinks of water.

My apologies for being M.I.A. for awhile. I do think of you often..and I've tried to repair the RSS FEED to my site and hopefully it will begin properly updating for you now. Blogger sometimes acts whackier than I'm comfortable with.

Okay dear friend..closing for now. Just wanted to pop over and say Hi and let you know I'm thinking of you!

Hugs from Middle Georgia,
Terri

michelle hudson said...

I also know what you mean. I have in the past had a tendency to "over love" my plants and drown them then I vasilate the other way and forget them completelyQ by the way you have beautiful home from the photos that you have posted...:) thank you for sharing. Michelle

California Girl said...

you overwatered or too much rain, not enough drainage. Succulents need little to survive.

We had our own heat wave in early July and it sucked big time. No A/C at the house and we live upstairs. We went to buy some units and everyone, Lowes, HD, Wallmart, local guys, had sold out. OF course, we kinda knew that when we broke down to spend the money. That was after a week of unrelenting heat & humidity, once unheard of in these here parts. But the weather is changing, alot.

Have a lovely, cool weekend Tanna.

Velva said...

I can relate to a hot Summer! It's miserable outside. No experience with succulents but, they sure are pretty. I know you were disappointed to lose one.

Stay cool.

Betsy said...

Just checking in on you! Hope you are surviving the heat! I am..barely! ugh.

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