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Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Last year, September we visited Hungtington Libraries Gardens on what turned out to be a very hot day, so even though we tried our hardest to stay in the shade, we were so wilted that we left after two hours. The plants and flowers had more stamina that we did!

A very quiet Sunday, 
almost no one in the Library Gardens
this one was the quietest of all

 this ordinary Sunday 
it was sweltering hot (99 deg.F), 
but these flowers did not fold or wilt

unlike us
who walked the extra mile along the bamboo 
to stay in the shade

wishing for some water trickles
but agree that this would be
a waste on such a hot day

or sat in the shade

this fellow had it made. He had a rose arbor all to the shade


Rudee said...

The flowers look like Bleeding Hearts. Are they? Either way, they're gorgeous, and so are these gardens.

Nora said...

I feel the heat as I read what you've written. I remember very hot days like that. You need very many cold drinks and ice cream sundaes on days like that. I would love to visit the Huntington Library Gardens again. It's been a long time since I was there. At least 30 years.

Jim said...

It looks like you sure had a nice day in the hot! Your pictures are wonderful.

We've been hot here too, yesterday 100°F, the rest of the week 99 and 98's.

I made Mrs. Jim and easel but it wasn't nearly as nice as yours. Your old man does really good work.

Jim said...

Happy MidWeek Blues!

Rebecca said...

Now I feel motivated to go visit my favorite public garden...but I think I will wait for a cool day!

Anonymous said...

nice place to spend a few hours exploring and photographing.

Dianne said...

pretty pretty place
I can't deal with very hot days either
I don't know if I would have lasted 2 hours
you got some great shots

Luna Miranda said...

i would love to sit on that bench under the trellis--a perfect place to read. i enjoyed your photos. have a great week!

jeannette said...

Thanks, Rudee! As usual, I don't know the name of the flowers I post, sorry , I will have to look it up:)

Time to make a trip to California, Irene:) Yeah, ice cream of frappecino!

Jim,2 times-
Thank you, Jim. My goodness, right now?? It's here low 70ties now(the pics were taken last year Sept).

It's true, you'll see more on a cool day:)

Yeah, and every time it's different:)

We had to drive more than an hour up there, so we didn't want to go back after an hour:(

Luna Miranda,
Yes, it would be a perfect place to read, only there are on most days too many people coming by:)
You have a great week too!

DawnTreader said...

We had such a day on Monday which was our National Day and a holiday here - it was too hot (for me anyway!) to stay in the sun, one just wanted to seek the shadow.

Stephanie V said...

Oh, I'm not very good in very hot weather. I'd have found that lovely rose arbor and just stayed there. Maybe a little knitting?

BTW, the red flowers are fuschias.

Pretty Life Online said...

the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness.... Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

Joe Todd said...

Appreciate the tour and "cool" photos

fjällripan said...

Beautiful photos, I would like to sit on that bench and just enjoy!