Friday, January 3, 2014

Keeping Cool

Keeping cool, yeah right. It's next to impossible to be actually cool here today. It was 42 degrees C (107.6F) on the verandah a few minutes ago so I don't even want to imagine how hot it is out in the sun. My stingy frugal self has even resorted to using the evaporative cooler.
Puss does seem to have the right idea. Napping by day and most of the night too. Then a rush of activity when things cool down in the wee hours of the morning. I do love it when cats sleep with their tongues sticking out.

 Everything needed a deep water today and look what I found in the front garden. To the waterer go the spoils I say.

The osteospermum  are real troopers in the heat and pretty too. Easy to be cheery when the garden is full of flowers and easy to not notice the weeds so much.

I have been eagerly writing letters. I don't know what it is about letter writing I like it so much, I just do. The postcircle wasn't enough so I have joined postcrossing  and signed up with International Pen Friends(the place where I first found pen friends in the 1980s). It also means I have sweet mail to look forward to and surprise mail too. Just today a lovely Christmas and happy New year card arrived from Ruth. I think she did a wonderful job creating the nativity scene. Vickie also sent me a cheery parcel, a pincushion kit and a cute piggy card. Both cards are sitting right here in my sewing room making me smile and inspiring me to be creative. With creativity in mind, I am going to do some secret making right now in preparation for Jewells' swap. That should keep me cool and out of mischief (as long as I don't make many mistakes that is).

Thanks for visiting


joy said...

I had the same card from Ruth, isn't it lovely.
Joy xx

The little book of Nessie said...

I feel for you having to put up with 42c temperatures. I hope it cools down soon for you. Nice to see your blog again. Regards, Nessie

Janice said...

I know what you mean about the heat. We too found the cooler today, although we only reached 40 degrees (only). Thank goodness I'm not working this week, so have been able to spend time watering and weeding the vege patch in the cool of the morning, rather than doing the dash to town for work. I'm glad you have joined Jewells' swap. I joined in too. It sounds like good fun. I started playing with bits and bobs this afternoon. I want to have it all done well in advance, rather than leaving it to the last minute like I usually do.

Lisa said...

Glad to see you back here, Tracy. We are having very cold temps here - extreme, in both places!

Vickie said...

Oh yes the heat is a love the strawberry what a find lucky waterer.....I used to love pen friends..but I can't write well anymore-looking forward to the Aussie swap I think it's a good one,cheers Vickie
P.S. lovely to see you found time for a post..I miss reading about your surrounds and seeing your photos

Louise Jane said...

Good to see you pop up again. I hope that 2014 is more about you and your family and that the melodrama moves on. Love that picture of Puss.

I have put our vegie garden to rest for a while. It is just to hot and with no rain it is just not worth it. We only have four big beds and I am thinking we need to get some shade cover over it.
Hoping for some rain and cooler temperatures to.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

I'll pretend I am dealing with heat too so it will help me warm up. :) Love the first photo - too sweet!