Sunday, June 13, 2010

Oh the humidity,

Good morning Friends ~ I hope you are having a nice Sunday. I went out early this morning to plant some things, then decided to clean up a bed I had let go and it was filled with succulents. Oh my, I didn't get very far as it was horrible working out there. The sweat was running right off the end of my nose, my clothes were sticking to me, and I said to myself, that's it for now, I can't take any more. It was only 9 a.m. I checked the weather and at that time it was 84, but with the humidity at 79%, it felt like it was 103. After a shower, and cleaning up the kitchen, I went out to take a picture of the area I started working on, and found a few gems while I was out.

Here is the little bed underneath our Norfolk pine.

This was a real surprise, and I saw that I had already missed a bloom opening as there was a closed up one next to this one.

Here we have Vincent Godsiff.

Pink Pet or Caldwell's Pink

Louis Philippe

St. Francis and feathered friend

There is no spot of ground,
however arid, bare or ugly,
that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an
impression of beauty and delight.
Gertrude Jekyll

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Ami said...

Yes, the humidity has been terrible these days, which made my gardening time is so limited. That was such a nice surprise that found that daylily. Beutiful color! All of your roses are lovely as usual. Like the quote! that is really reflecting what we gardener is trying to do...

Antique ART Garden said...

Boy oh boy, can I relate. I went for my walk this morning 7:45 AM ( water w/ me ), it was 79 degrees and 84 % humidity. It is supposed to get to100 today, heat index 110 . I have not worked in my garden in days. Cleaning up inside some instead , be safe ! take care, Gina

Rebecca said...

Humid here in NE Indiana, too! It's a sad day when even early mornings are even too hot/humid to work without sweating! Such little jewels you found anyway. That's one reason I love can isolate, focus and highlight even the smallest bloom and share its beauty with others :)

Gayle said...

Such beautiful blooms. I do not think I would let some heat/humidity drive me in. I live for the summer and we've had nothing be rain and 50* the last week. Enjoy your crafty time inside.

Meems said...

Hi Flower Lady,
SO humid. An early summer I suppose. As always you find some of the nicest flowers to share with us. I LOVE the Louis Phillipe with St. Francis in the background.
Trying my best to stay in the shade!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

They're beautiful despite the horrendous humidity. And I know humidity after a day in Indiana. I didn't have curly hair 'til I got there!



Cameron said...

Your flowers are lovely.

I didn't last beyond 9 am either. It was so sticky! We had a good rain tonight and perhaps this hot weather will break for a bit.

Kudzu said...

beautiful! be careful in the heat..we've had heat advisories all week! just awful even before 9:00am!

NanaK said...

The heat is certainly on! Your roses seem unperturbed though. They are beautiful as ever.

Floridagirl said...

Oh, I feel your pain! My teenage son and I have been working hard in the garden this past week, and the heat and humidity are unbearable.

Daylily blooms are the best surprises!

Susan said...

Oh, you are oh so right about the humidity. Everytime I go outside, I end up dripping buckets of sweat - YUK! It looks like your roses are taking the heat in stride. Lovely posies!

Kit said...

We have finally had some warm weather here and it feels good, but lucky for us our humidity is very low. Got my pots all done for the season and am painting up a storm. Have a great week! Kit

L. D. Burgus said...

Your flowers are looking so great. I really like your sculpture. We are having Florida humidity right now. When it isn't raining it is hot and heavy steam. Take care.