Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White

This flower is not the only thing wilting in the
heat wave we're having
 around here
at the moment.  (97°F/36°C today.)  And I
haven't turned on my AC because birds
have nested right underneath it.
Am I being foolish? 

[To see more b/w shots, visit Dragonstar's meme.]


  1. From hardship—such beauty!

    Some decades ago, in the harshest times of summer, an acquaintance would soak a bed sheet in water, wring it out a bit, set an oscillating electric fan pointed at or over it, and cover himself with the damp sheet. Then repeat when dry, all night long.

    But surely the bird children have left home? No eggs in the nest in July? Yet, could the AC hot-air exhaust lead to nest combustion? Now where was that spare sheet?

  2. Wilting, but still so beautiful!

  3. Oh, my! The tempts have moderated down from the 100 + that we have been having to the mid 90's for a few days. Maybe this break will make it your way soon.


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