OMG it has been soooooo HOT lately, today we even nudged our way up to 30* maybe even higher. All I can say is thank goodness for desk fans, ceiling fans, and air con in cars and shops. This has been the long hot summer everyone ordered, now peeps are complaining about it being too hot. Crikey, next thing we will be up to our armpits in Winter, so I for one are going to keep enjoying it.
The garden and all my pots are looking so colourful, and I have a daily routine with my watering can to maintain this look.
So much glorious happy colour!!
I do not know the botanical name for this, I have always know it as a Climbing Lily. Some bulbs were given to me by my Grandmother Lilian years ago and once a year she appears in my garden, forcing her way up through the Daphne.
Silly dogs lay panting in the heat!
I have consumed quite a bit of cooling and refreshing beer.
Big knows that if he rests on the tea wagon he is under the ceiling fan!!
Toebee goes from being cute and cuddly to KILLER CAT, well more like catch and play cat. He has numerous places through the day to rest and keep cool.
I have lots of colourful Statice that I am hanging to dry.
I've been out in the country catching up with friends.
I bought this off Dawn, one of her latest creations.
You can burn a tea light or incense inside it.
Wearing cotton is a must, I added length and pom poms to my tropical dress as I prefer long when it comes to summer frocks.
We have had so much humidity that these guys have returned.
TOF and I went to the movies to see Darkest Hour, my my what a good movie it was too. We were like real grown ups and went out for dinner after the movie. Next thing we will be going for Sunday Drives!!
So the bike on the left you will remember I bought off trade me. Well the man listed the trike so I could not help myself. Such a little beauty too, but she will be more beautiful once she has had her tray planted.
I saw this awesome old Tandem bike on Trade Me, but alas it was way out of my budget and in the South Island.
The op shops are back open and full to the brim with opportunities!! Between them and Trade Me I have been getting some good finds.
This trifecta of goodness was all from trade me. The chairs were a bargain, in fact TOF and I reclined on them in the middle of the lawn late one hot night and watched the stars!! Gorgeous cushions from a foreign country and Blueberry plants that are producing a handful of fruit a day, YUM!
When having a bit of a sort of things I rediscovered all the tins I covered in photos for Jak's 21st a couple of years ago. This one has a favourite photo of us all so it holds all my Gel pens used for doodling even tho this only shows a few.
Although I am back at work I am happily spending my afternoons in the garden which usually ends up being the evening when the flowers look so magical. These photos were actually taken on my mobile phone.
This little assortment has made their way inside today to be enjoyed in the cool of the lounge where the ceiling fan has not stopped.
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