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Friday, July 5, 2013

And the heat breaks...

Thank goodness! I felt like I was gonna die! It finally started to cool down, and last night, the final nail went into the coffin of this heat wave with a rain storm.

This morning I packed up three little girls and took them for a quick hike on Murphy Dome. It was lovely, with storm clouds dancing in an otherwise ultra-blue sky.







These poor daisies looked quite beaten-up, but maybe this is what natural, undomesticated daisies look like?


Stopped at a pretty spot for a snack and snapped some photos.








The fireweed is juuuust starting to bloom up there:

In our neighborhood, it's already everywhere. I love it! I'm still amazed that a flower so beautiful is so common!

Minto Flats:


When I dropped TB off at home, I went through the garden to pick out a nice selection of greens for my lunch sammich. That's what's great about a garden--you aren't committed to an entire lettuce or an entire chard or whatever. I could have four chard leaves, four lettuce leaves, six radishes, and twelve turnip leaves, and that's exactly what I wanted in my lunch!







In other news, Yay for elderly active dogs!

3 comments:

mdr said...

Finally cooler here too.

soaringfish said...

So glad it's cooled off enough to hike and run and play! It was hot here for a couple of weeks, too much.

Randall said...

This is gorgeous!