Friday, 17 August 2012

Sizzlin' Friday!

It's a sizzle out there. Quite literally! And while most people are running for shelter of an air conditioner, I'm sprawled out in the full sunshine soaking up every last bit of it! I LOVE SUMMER! But apparently not all the lawns and gardens are liking this heat.... this has become a common scene.

Most the my yard is on a south facing hillside surrounded by patio and retaining wall. How hot does all this radiating heat make it ... Yikes! I pulled out this digital thermometer for the heat wave and so far it has topped out at 105.2F.

But at least palms don't seem to mind.  I did a drive by to the largest neighbourhood trachy that I know of.  It looks pristine and seems quite fitting in all this warm sunshine!

Just down the road yucca (glauca?)  seem to be liking the heat too! There are tons of these around this planting. It's hard to tell but they are actually starting to form small trunks.


And in the hottest spot of my garden Butia Capitata has exploded with new growth.  The agaves certainly don't mind either.  Happy Sizzlin' Aloha Friday from my garden to yours!

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  1. I'm loving the heat here too although we only got to 92 today.

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    1. Thats more in lines with the airport not too far from here. I think its the radiating heat that makes things so hot back here. Most people would be complaining but I love it!

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  2. I wish I had the heat. Incredibly when it does sunshine here, the humidity is so heavy that 70 degress feels like 90+. Most Swedes melt beyond 25 celsius.

    But I really do miss dry heat and all the lifeforms that thrive in it.

    Love those yuccas, agaves and palms.



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    1. Thanks so much. So many people were complaining bitterly. It was actually quite funny. Sounds like where you are is more like places right along the coast here. While we might see temperatures in the upper 30's C from time to time, it's rare to see 30C along the water. I hope you get some nice warm temperatures before this season starts to wind down.

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  3. Very nice, an when Cascadia is hot, we get to cool..."only" 87-95 here for over a week. And still no real rain, except for the lucky. Everything you show from the sunny side of life looks happy. But 105? Yikes!

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    1. that's funny "only 87-95." They'd still call that a heat wave up this way. Hopefully you guys get some precip in the next while... I imagine its starting to heat up again because today is significantly cooler than it has been all week. It's funny how temperatures flip-flop that way. I notice that in the wintertime with the PNW and Europe. We are often in opposite weather patterns. When we are mild they usually have a severe cold and visa versa.

      105 is extreme for my garden... but I think its the way the heat radiates back here. Not much air flow, full sun, concrete patio and retaining walls. A nearby station only recorded 36 Celsius or like 97F.

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  4. WOWZERS! Y'all were hotter there than San Antone Friday! Cheers to your garden Louis, it is looking great.

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    1. Thanks!! That's crazy talk! Definitely not normal being that warm. I'm pretty sure it's in the 60's right now. I feel like a Popsicle today.

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