At the risk of sounding quite the redneck, I must share with you how I spent my Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I’m only telling you because my co-worker, Rich, laughed out loud when I told him how I pretended I had a pool.
On Saturday when I was finished my chores, I thought it might be nice to get a little sun and sit by the pool out back. Although it was pretty hot this weekend, the humidity wasn’t a big factor. The big factor was that I don’t have a pool.
So I asked my husband to rig up the little froggie sprinkler under the shade of the dogwood tree, so that I could sit at the edge of it. At the edge of the canopy, I could feel the spray and then every now and then, go stand under it. Then I would turn it off for awhile and read. Or close my eyes and pretend I was in Maine.
I truly do not think this is weird. It’s using what you have at hand to accomplish a goal. The goal was to get a little sun and be able to get wet from time to time. I don’t know why everyone at work thought this was so funny.
Doesn’t everyone do stuff like this?
I turned off the sprinkler to take this shot. I’d put a few plants under here that looked like they would benefit from some spray. See how brown the grass is? But not under the tree. Under the tree is like an oasis.
I love this little frog. And I don’t care if it looks like I’m a hillbilly redneck.
(No offense to hillbillies and/or rednecks).
Every time a breeze blew (which was really quite often), I got the full effect of sitting under a lovely cool spray of water. And then I’d turn off the hose and read for awhile.
So here I sat in my hillbilly cabana under the dogwood tree. And life was as pleasant as pleasant can be.
In an unrelated note, does this pollen make my ass look fat?
Seriously, do you believe the size of those pollen sacks?
Sorry I couldn’t get in there closer. I took these with the lens that I had on the camera at the time, which was the 50mm and ran back inside to get the macro but the pollen-packed bee had gone by the time I got back.
So, for those of you who are suffering from all the crazy heat, how did you keep cool this weekend?
PS~ Just realized this was our turtle sprinkler. I must be so hot I can't even get my animals straight.