Wordless Wednesday Again Written by Pix Under the Palm Fronds Before the heat wave and drought. Joining up with Linda at Wordless Wednesday Again. Enjoy your July 4th EveryBODY! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 52 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday Again” Ahhhhhhhhh….thanks for the photographic reminder of the “pre-heat and drought” days we’re all suffering from lately. It looks nice and cool and comfy in the photo – love the “texture” too! Happy 4th – I’m hoping for rain! 😀 Pam and Sam LikeLike Reply Good Morning Pam and Sam! We are hoping for rain too and we hear rumors of a slight cool down starting Monday but not before record breaking temps starting today thru Sunday. Hope you see some rain and the heat wave goes byebye. Take care and enjoy the holiday!!! LikeLike Reply Wish I could send you some rain. Summer’s finally arrived…at least for the next 5 days. I’m not complaining any more though, considering the heat wave that’s engulfed the rest of the country. i’m biting my tongue… LikeLike Reply I love the texture in this photo! We are hot here, but we at least have had a little rain accompanying those awful storms! Hope you get some rain soon. Dan is headed home on the 13th to spend 10 days in Hillsboro…I am headed to Florida to see my mom. Maybe later this year I will get back to MO! Have a great 4th and thanks for linking up! LikeLike Reply I enjoy your Wordless Wednesday! I need to get around to the other people that did their pictures. We will see you when you get here… 🙂 LikeLike Reply I have been admiring this in your header, now I get to see the detail. What birds do you have in here? LikeLike Reply Hi Isobel! The last birds that had a family in there were Wrens. Before that Bluebirds! The Wrens seem to like the view… 🙂 LikeLike Reply be safe and stay cool if you can! LikeLike Reply Thanks Tex! We stayed cool and stayed inside except for watering. Weather peeps are calling for relief by Sunday and Monday have a “cold front” making its way through our state. Not much hope for rain though. Hope you had a nice holiday! LikeLike Reply would it be awful of me to ask for you to post a photo of the drought-affected garden? Today we’ll probably hit 75, but it has been in the 60s, humid, and overcast for weeks. not that it’s bothering me, the overcast– dark, heavy, gray, low, depressing, dim…. !! So hoping you get to cool down. LikeLike Reply No, that isn’t an awful request… 🙂 We don’t have a veggie garden except for some tomato and bean plants. We have about 8 flower beds or beds of green stuff and they are doing fairly well because we are trying to keep them watered. Although our burning bushes are turning red and dropping leaves, they don’t do that until October. It is our Oaks, Dogwoods, Redbuds, Sassafras, Hickory and Pear trees that are showing the stress. Leaves turning yellow and dropping leaves. We had an Oak taken down Tuesday morning that was dying and the drought pushed it on. It was 106 here briefly yesterday and still 101 at 7. Same for today, Friday and Saturday BUT relief from the heat is rumored to be on the way Sunday and Monday. Rain chances don’t look promising. We shall see. I will get out and get some pictures when it cools a bit but I don’t know if you would be able to tell much. What really drives the heat wave and lack of rain home is when we drive to Jefferson City and naked trees are standing in yards and everything looks like Fall. Trees along the highway are yellow and brown and leaves all over… sad. Thanks for the hopes for a cool down, it may just happen next week! LikeLike Reply I had no idea, Pix…. so sad to lose trees, especially the mighty oak. Sending coolth your way, I hope. –Laurel LikeLike Reply Love what you’ve done with the photo. Hoping for some rain and cooler temps for you! LikeLike Reply Thanks Patti! Cooler temps may be coming next week but not before some scorching days! LikeLike Reply Love the texture! Hope you get some relief from the heat and drought. Our 4th of July parade got rained on this morning. YAY!! 🙂 LikeLike Reply Thanks on the texture! Relief is on the way hopefully next week. I suppose you are used to scorching temps? Rain! No fair, but I am happy you had some fall from the sky… 🙂 LikeLike Reply I am with you. Wistful for the pre-drought greens of this past Spring here in MissouREE…My ivy is dying, and some of the smaller flowering plants are dead. Withered by the relentless, blistering heat. I water the hardier bushes every night around 10PM, hoping at they will have a fighting chance at survival. Sure am GLAD I resisted the temptation to spend a buncha money on plants for the garden this year. LikeLike Reply I hear you! I can hardly drag myself out in the heat to water my withered impatiens but my basil and lavender are thriving! It is our trees I worry about and large burning bushes. Relief is supposedly on the way… Sorry about your green stuff, we have some that have given up the fight. LikeLike Reply You can tell it’s too hot when the trees start dropping green leaves. The poor oak next door is already shedding. A lot. LikeLike Reply 😦 LikeLike Reply Will you see the cooler temps they are talking about? Hopefully some rain? LikeLike Reply Scared to even look, but since I’ll have to go out later, am going to check. LikeLike Reply Arrgh! To the basement with me today. Excessive heat warnings…By the time it DOES rain around here, I’ll be hard pressed not to be out in the back yard dancing naked in it… LikeLike Reply BTW, that boat from Wordless Wednesday was in the harbor in Norfolk at our OpSail over the June 10th weekend. I just couldn’t pass it up! LikeLike Reply Thanks for the location! It sure looked like it was tied up at the Torpedo Factory! It is a cool boat! LikeLike Reply Pix, Happy Fourth of July to you and Country Husband! Hugs from Maine, Julie LikeLike Reply Thanks Julie! Hugs back at you. LikeLike Reply Incredibly gorgeous. LikeLike Reply Thank you Cupcake! LikeLike Reply We’re in for another 5 days or more of 100+ temps down this way. Where oh where is the rain? 🙂 LikeLike Reply I know, it’s awful! Us too on the temps but I think they are saying relief is on the way Monday maybe as early as Sunday with some clouds and a “cold front”. LikeLike Reply Hi Pix, We are supposed to get a cool down on Monday with some rain too. I hope you guys will get some of that as wel. I dont want another summer like last year but it looks very similar already. Beautiful picture. LikeLike Reply Christina you guys have had heat for a long time. I am glad you will see a cool down. We haven’t been this hot for this long in years. Hard on all the kitties that wander around here and it is taking a toll on all the other wildlife. Goes without saying that people are suffering. I can’t imagine people without a/c. I don’t know how they do it. Rough. LikeLike Reply I love birdhouses. They’re a special sort of charm about them. I don’t have any though. Our bird houses usually get full of wasps and so we gave up trying to have them. Great photo. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Our bird houses were busy during Spring but I think all the birds are trying to stay down in the woods and stay cool. They are hitting our birdbaths all day! LikeLike Reply Beautiful! LikeLike Reply Ohhh very very pretty! =) LikeLike Reply Came over to see if there was any sign of you. Have you gone walkabout again? LikeLike Reply Hi Isobel! Yes for a bit the beginning of the week and then the heat and drought has got me in a cranky so I have been staying off the computer. I looked at it yesterday morning and thought I should do some catching up and then I just picked up a book and started reading. And watering watering watering and more watering. I should come over and just let myself get lost in your blog. LikeLike Reply Phew! Glad to know you are ok. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Ahhhh… cool and refreshing! So pretty. As usual, I’m catching up! We got rain tonight. It’s a miracle!! Hope the same for you soon. LikeLike Reply Hi Tammy! We got about an inch and a quarter several nights ago, nothing since. Big dry heave yesterday. Looked promising but nothing. Glad you got something! I have been staying off the computer for a bit.The heat and drought have taken it all out of me! LikeLike Reply Just popping in to say “Hi!” hope you are ok because I haven’t seen you around in a while. 🙂 LikeLike Reply All’s good GB! Thank you so much. I clicked over to your blog and visited… 🙂 LikeLike Reply That looks just beautiful. Sorry about your drought. We are mid winter, so nothing green here either. LikeLike Reply Thank you for thinking about us in this drought. It has me sad and I am usually pretty upbeat. It is taking such a toll on people, livestock in our area and birds and other critters. I am such a softie, I worry about our trees. Thank you for the visit… 🙂 LikeLike Reply Hey! Hope you’ve seen a bit of precipitation since posting this, Pix. LikeLike Reply No rain since May the 7th. Hope all is well with you this morning Nancy. I haven’t been on the computer much. Life has sort of taken over computer time. LikeLike Reply Hey Pix!! Just popped in for a quick visit my friend. Margie LikeLike Reply Beautiful photo, Pix! 🙂 LikeLike Reply lovely post, just like always. i am giving you 3 awards today. no pressure about action required! i will publish the post about the awards on friday. here is the link. http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/a-double-hitter-not-baseball-awards LikeLike Reply I hope someday I can have a place with a yard so I can have a birdhouse. I love being surrounded by nature. LikeLike Reply Just say "hey"! Say more if you want, that's good too :) Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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