Saturday, it was 111-degrees in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden by 2PM. The birds were seeking water…
The Coreopsis was wilting…
Even the flowers were sweating! Kidding…but they would if they could!
White looks magnificent and cooling when it’s hotter than hades.
Kondos had the right idea. He makes a kiddie pool look dignified and cool.
We keep these little pools in each yard exactly for days like Saturday. When it is even too hot to trek the dogs to the big swimming pool, we bring the water to them before returning them to the air conditioning to nap away the afternoon. The pools are dual purpose; they double Steve’s Scuba Training Center. He taught Scrubs how to scuba by slyly placing his cookies at the bottom of the pool. We think he’s a natural!
The Delta Breeze mercifully kicked in Saturday night, and today we enjoyed a cool breeze while we worked, letting out a collective….ahhh.
Have a great week all!
16 thoughts on “Dog Days (Before Summer!)”
What fabulous shots you got here. Love the scuba doggie. Too cute. Glad it’s getting a little bit cooler but it certainly seems that you’ve got everything worked out to keep the dogs happy
Thank you! I spared you the shots of us in the kiddie pools with them! 🙂
BOL – our boys were always offended by kiddy pools. Monty preferred the big pool, and Sam just doesn’t like water. I always wondered if it was because it had Dora the Explorer on the side? 😀
Maybe you need the Scooby Doo version! 🙂
That poor robin looks ready to croak. I start wilting when it hits 85.
I put the sprinkler on for him. No Robins were injured in the preparation of this post! 🙂
I have to agree that robin looks very pathetic. By Sunday I saw the robin flitting from one garden to the next. He seemed to be much happier with the 30 degree drop in temperature over night.
Beautiful shots of the birds and flowers. I smiled all the way through the pups in the pool shots. Fun! 🙂
🙂 We try to keep them happy!
I am pleased to see no dogs with their coats shaved like some do down here. Ours find the shady concrete path and just sleep it out (which goldens seem to do very well in any temps). Lovely photos. Joy
A hideous practice that can actually lead to sunburn, never mind that no self-respecting golden would be seen with such a haircut! Thanks for the nice note. 🙂
Pool party! A dog “diving” to the bottom of a kiddy pool to “retrieve” is so much fun to watch. I cannot believe that your snapdragons have withstood the temperatures you’ve had. So glad the cooling breezes have arrived for plants and animals (including humans!).
Such a happy post!
Thank you, Cindy. We’re even happier that the weather has turned to something more seasonal!
I just love your garden!
Well you are welcome to visit it anytime!! 🙂