Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shots From the Week


Last week I spent a few days in Florida and I thought it was hot.  Little did I know that it would be hotter when I came back to Kentucky.  You might say it is:  
Hotter than blue blazes....
Hotter than the hinges of hell....
Hotter than a $2 pistol....
There are other phrases I could add here, but I will ere on the side of caution.  


Right now all plants are surviving and the weeds are doing ever better.  Go figure.  



Our apple trees are flourishing.  Our two peach trees bit the dust a few years ago.  Wish they were still with us.  


The Gladiolus are blooming.  


Finally, the piece de resistance of the week.  Here we have a load of pavers that will be the edging for our new family fire pit area.  The pea gravel, for the "floor" has been delivered and it just need to all be put into place.  We removed an above ground pool and are using the circular space for this project.  



Of course this is  happening at the hottest time of the year.  

Any volunteers?  




42 comments:

  1. Can barely go outside when it's this hot. I'm too old. It will be triple digits today.

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    1. Donna, we are only in the double digits, but it is too hot for me. Watered flowers and filled stock tanks this morning. The end of my outside chores.

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  2. The lawn still looks beautifully green Michelle, do you have water restrictions in summer? We always seem to do the biggest jobs in the garden in the heat of summer, you know that expression 'mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun' ☺

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    1. We don't have water restrictions, but we don't water our lawn. It is a couple of acres of mowing, but generally the rain keeps it green. I think after this hot week it might be brown!

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  3. Hello, you have a lovely home and yard. The flowers are pretty. The fire pit will be awesome on a "cold" day. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Eileen, I am looking forward to some time with the fire pit this fall. Too hot right now. We will do good to get it finished within a week.

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  4. What pretty glads! Our peaches become snacks for the squirrels long before we humans can get to them. Your front porch looks so inviting. Beautiful.

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    1. Our peach trees had the tastiest fruit, but were susceptible to all kinds of issues with bugs and other animals eating them. I still miss them, though!

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  5. Nice.

    So hot here, too.
    Just as long as we get some rain.

    I'm forcing myself to hydrate, you know?
    xx

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    1. Rick, I am hydrating, too. I think an afternoon glass of wine is a great reward for drinking water all day :)

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  6. It's extremely hot here, too. The heat index is around 106 degrees. I am trying to keep all my flowers alive by watering everyday, sometimes twice a day. It'll be a battle from now to fall as I don't expect it to cool off much until then. Your home looks beautiful, I love that first photo. Good luck with your project...forgive me if I don't volunteer to help. :) I'm a wimp when it comes to extreme heat!

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    1. Cheryl, I am watering my flowers on the same schedule as you. Also filling stock tanks 2-3 times a day, depending on how thirsty the ladies are.

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  7. It's perfect weather here.. for summer. I loved seeing your home across the green green grass. Do you ever show photos of the interior? I'm so curious how you decorate. I love your porch. It's crazy around here now with paint cans everywhere. Enjoy your summer off! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, I will have to photograph the inside of the house sometime. I think I did, but it was a long time ago. My summer off ends in two weeks. Yikes!

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  8. Phew! It feels hot from here but I did enjoy seeing your pretty home in the summer sun!

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  9. Your farmette is so pretty! Great idea - show pics when complete!

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  10. Hard to think of a fire pit on a hot day!

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    1. Pat, you are right! It will be a nice treat on a cool, fall night.

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  11. It has been the same here.I might hold off on the brick, I always smash a finger

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  12. Jeepers, NO! I have become like butter, I melt in the heat. Looks like a neat project in the works. Have fun!

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  13. Nice looking front yard and I love your porch with the rocking chair. Been hot and humid here too the last few days. We are supposed to get some heavy rain tomorrow but it will still be humid. Stay cool.

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  14. ...I've used those 'hotter' phrases and some best unsaid!

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    1. Tom, you are right! I have to watch my language. My Dad reads my blog.

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  15. Love your porch and yard.
    Fire pit sounds like a great idea. We will be building one one day too at the new house.
    Doesn't get super hot here by me. Today was a hot day and it was 82 degrees with a breeze!

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    1. Your "hot day" sounds good to me!

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  16. your front porch is sweet!!! here in jersey "it's so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk"!!!!

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    1. Debbie, I think I will be able to fry an egg on the sidewalk by Friday. It's too hot!

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  17. Nice porch, Michelle. Just sit quietly and perhaps a breeze will pass through.

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    1. Jack, it's good to hear from you. No breeze here, but hopefully it will cool off next week.

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  18. Your garden looks so pretty, even in the heat wave! And the rocking chair in the porch ... so cozy!
    And... waiting for the temperature to settle until setting the pavers?! :)

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    1. Nina, my husband has been laying a few pavers each night, when it cools off. He can't wait for the weather to break!

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  19. It's been miserable! So hot!
    I'm reading a book set in old Appalachia Kentucky. It was written in 1949. The Hunter's Horn by Harriette Arnow. I'm really enjoying it so much. (She also wrote The Dollmaker, which I read back in high school).

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  20. I too will have to decline the volunteer offer, Michelle, however we could bring the marshmallows come fall. It's hot here in NH as well, but nothing like we expect to find when we return to the VA eastern shore next week.

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  21. Everything looks lovely and the fire pit will be wonderful!

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  22. So sorry about the peach trees. How amazing it would be to have peaches! And what kind of apple tree is that? We have a McIntosh that I love, but it suffered when we dug up the yard and infringed upon some of its roots. It seems to be recovering - slowly. Then there's the McIntosh that the deer ate . right. down. to. the. ground. :-((( Enjoy that fire pit. Doesn't it sound great to stand around a roaring fire right now! LOL (It will cool off all too soon.)

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  23. it has been toasty here in va too! i can't complain though, although i don't have to work outside in it...your porch looks so welcoming! i love your screen door!

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  24. I'd love to help with your porject but I think I'm a little too far away! :~)

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  25. I'm glad you had a nice visit to FL! Most people think the farther South you go...the hotter it gets! But FL has it's own weather and it's not been too bad this month...just TOO humid! I'll have to remember all of your 'hotter than' quotes! Hugs! (PS We are Nana and Papa too)

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  26. Oh my . . .
    Hot like that here in Michigan too.
    Storms predicted, non arrived, no rain, just HOT and STEAMY . . .
    YIKES!!!!!!
    And right in the middle of doing yard projects!
    Just like you . . .
    Pace yourself with the heat and the projects!

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