Annyeong haseyo. Are you keeping cool?
We have been having a heatwave of days over 90°. It is brutal. And no, our home doesn’t have air conditioning. My husband was trying to pick up a swamp cooler; he went to Home Depot and Walmart yesterday. And guess what? They’re only selling heaters now. *smh*
So I didn’t close the windows until it was time to leave for school this morning to let in as much cool, morning air as possible. All blinds are down as well until the late afternoon when the breeze kicks up more.
Since it’s been hot, I’ve been running right after I get home from the drop offs. It’s already 75° by 9 a.m. It’s now 80° and it’s only 10:20 a.m.
All summer up til now I run, I spy lovely evidence of nature:
I am always amazed at seeing hibiscuses growing in the Bay Area as I’ve always associated it with the Hawaiian Islands. When we landscape (one day) I want this!
Okay readers, those of you who know your floriculture and arboriculture, I need your help. Do you know what kind of tree this is? It drops what looks like to me, balls of spurs on the ground:
And what about this one?
In the first picture on the left, that is what I had stepped on and rolled my foot. I tried Googling these trees via images but no luck. I appreciate your knowledge.
One plant I’ve noticed that is popular in our hood is rose bushes:
The beauty in the varieties of color never escapes my notice while I zig zag in and out of cul-de-sacs. I love how they flourish well in our town.
Unfortunately, I completely forgot this summer that we have roses in the front and back. Ever since we’ve been letting the grass go brown, all landscaping went south as well. I may try to revive the roses. I’ll be reading up on that today on Pinterest.
Stay hydrated. You’re supposed to drink at least half of your body weight.