“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

6.17.2011

some days nothing is prettier than shade


the 5 o'clock news says 102 degrees.
by 6 o'clock it says 103.
at 9 pm the stars hang high in a hot, hot sky
and we have dropped to 99.

on the road today,
the heat was not a mirage;
we drove straight into it.

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13 comments:

  1. I felt similar to this today, too! So hot up here in Wood County. The wind felt like it was blasting out of my preheated oven!

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  2. Man oh man, that's hot! It's in the 70's where I am in Maine tonight, but your post brings me back to the 6 years I spent living in Indiana with no AC!!! I remember many a summer's night in the high 90's, just giving in to the heat and having crazy, restless dreams. Heat is good for the imagination. I never learned to love it, but I did respect its power!

    That's a gorgeous photo, my friend. xo

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  3. Yeah that's some kind of hot. Enjoy the shade!

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  4. Steph - We were south of Frankston and the wind was up and it did indeed feel like an oven. Just plain h.o.t.

    Gigi - I've loved here with no a/c and it is not fun. but you do it. :) and my dreams have lately been crazy & detailed - maybe the sleeping in a/c doesn't offset the outside time.

    Leslye - SO good to see you here. I owe you a long visit; thanks for your patience. I bet it's pretty hot where you are also. xoxo

    and xoxo to you all. :)

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  5. wow. that is hot. i don't think i've ever experienced anything above 99.

    that said, i love this post, love the photo, the stars hanging high, the driving straight into it. seems like the best thing to do. that, or sit in your kiddie pool :)

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  6. whoa....that's hot. i think i'll stay in my 70's and be happy with no mirages....

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  7. I so agree about the shade. Lovely photo! Hope you're well.
    ~dc

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  8. I LOVE that shot, but I also LOVE those vintage metal chairs. I have one too that I keep in my little courtyard. Too hot to use in the sun...we are at similar temps in Las Vegas too.
    Happy weekend to you. :-)

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  9. Oh my gosh...what you do with words. You bring all the senses alive with your words.

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  10. It's as though I can feel the heat from here. Great post.

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  11. thats what we have to do ..go straight into it... and remember it in November :))))

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  12. No that heat would not be for me. Love the photo. And heat like that does create a mirage. I hope the drive gave you a respite from the heat.

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  13. I dream of a collection of those chairs all sitting on my patio and fading in the sun.

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