Tuesday, June 24, 2014

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Don't Go Outside!

It gets very hot and humid, very quickly in my part of Canada this time of year. 
This weeks temps are predicted to fluctuate between 92F and 102F.
There's not much activity in the yard when the heat rises to these levels.
 
A couple of locals still stop by once in while.
 
 Blue jay

American Robin
 
 Black squirrel (Harold)
 
Grey squirrel (Twix)
 
The flowers are blooming beautifully.
Aquilegia Canadensis (Canadian Columbine)
 
But the weeds have seen better days.
 
As for me, I stay inside, where the air conditioning
keeps the temperature bearable, at 70 degrees,
and take photos through the windows!

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53 comments:

Carole M. said...

I love all of these beautiful photos...the Blue Jay is amazing and the Black Squirrel perky.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Thank goodness they came out because they are beautiful to watch. Blue jays, especially, I always find extraordinary.

retriever said...

Great shots, happy summer!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful shots, Karen!
It's so humid here too and sticky!

Pamela Gordon said...

Really gorgeous photos, even through the window. It doesn't get that hot here, maybe up to 27C today but there's a nice breeze too. We get a few days at around 30C but that's it. And we don't have AC so I go to the basement if I need to cool down. Have a cool day, Karen.

Stephanie said...

Lovely images! That is a shame being stuck inside. But understand that awful humidity. Love seeing the squirrels.

TexWisGirl said...

you're warmer this week than we are in texas! i always love your birds and squirrels, but that columbine shot is gorgeous!

Sylvia K said...

Love these today -- as I do every day!! Twix and Harold are looking good in spite of the heat!! Beautiful birds!! Wow! You do go from cold to hot in a hurry!! It's still very mild here in comparison!! One of my squirrels just looked in the window to send greetings to yours this morning!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the Columbine blossom....I grew up in Colorado Mtns...and they were seen growing wild just about everywhere.

That black squirrel AND the blue jay. Color me GREEN with envy. Not here. Sadly.

Lisa Gordon said...

What beautiful photographs these are, Karen. You have captured such wonderful detail in the bluejay, and I just love Harold and Twix!!

Gail Dixon said...

Oh, my, Harold is too cute! Love the shot of the jay. I know what you mean about the heat and humidity. Certainly has put the kibosh on my camera outings. Boo. :(

Felicia said...

they jay is gorgeous and I love Harold and Twix. All your images are great Karen. Stay cool

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! It's been unusually cold here during midsummer and it doesn't look any better this week either.

Frank said...

Another superb selection Karen.

Thank goodness the temperatures aren't that high over here ... I'd be wilting!!

Sikora Modraszka said...

Photos are very great.

Ela said...

I love all your photos !
I especially like the black and red squirrel. They are adorable !
Greetings

Andrew Fulton said...

Fantastic images... I really like the first one.

RedPat said...

Love that Blue Jay pic! You have such clean windows!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photography, cheers Karen.

Nancy J said...

Window shots are superb, love that "Granny's Bonnet" as we call them down here, and a weed in all its glory is still beautiful. Enjoy the holidays with Beep. Cheers,Jean.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI The Jay's back plumage is fantastic and all your shots are wonderful especially though a window!!

ulla laiho said...

So many great pictures you have in your blog.

Linda W. said...

The bluejay photo is gorgeous!

Debbie said...

sounds awesome to me!!

beautiful visitors to keep you company!!!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, love the jay and robin! And the black squirrel is a cutie! Glad you can stay indoors where it is cool and still see all the birds.. Have a happy week!

maryaustria said...

These are so beautiful photos! All are really gorgeous! I love the blue bird! What a beauty!

thewovenspoke said...

Awesome set of photos I really like the Blue Jay, beautiful.

EG CameraGirl said...

I don't like it when the temperature gets that HOT! Lovely photos in spite of the warm weather!

Rambling Woods said...

I thought you were probably very hot there too. Makes it hard to function, I love the jay and the named squirrels.. Michelle

Christine K. said...

stunning captures! love all of them.

NatureFootstep said...

hot is ok with me, but not hot and humid. I hate that!

Loved the gorgeous Columbine you share. :)

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots of under-appreciated birds.

Carver said...

Delightful shots of the animals and flowers. You always get such vivid details of the animals. I feel like I can reach out and touch them.

Arija said...

I had to chuckle at you window shooting. Beautiful blue jays , Harold and Trixi, flowers and robin.

Linda said...

That's an exquisite blue jay!

Breathtaking said...

What a great and varied post, you had me smiling all the time.Love all your pics, and your previous Fairy Post is delightful.:)

Many thanks for your visit and for following.

Phil Slade said...

You really captured the colours today Karen. I always find it difficult to understand how in your part of the world you get such extremes of temperatures - here we just get four seasons that often seem to merge into one of rain, wind, cold with occasional sunny spells!

Linley S said...

Such beautiful colours on the blue jay and Harold sure looks well nourished, beautiful pics. Stay cool.

Wirginia said...

The first photo of peanuts in its beak is stunning!
Kisses.

orchid Miyako said...

Magnificent photos today as well; stunning pictures of blue jay and Canadian Columbine is breathtaking♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You sure do take pretty photos through the window! I know the heat makes it hard to go out so I stay inside a lot too

Marie said...

Doing the same here :-) We are having 104 degree days & it will likely be 108 before summer's done! People say it's no big deal because we have dry air, but I've lived in 100 degree high humidity places and suffered about the same. Plus the humidity is rising slowly...our monsoon season is about to start. Still, I don't pooh-pooh anyone's desire to stay inside in the air conditioning...I make a quick dash from the car to the house these days! :-) And that's only if I HAVE to go out! :-) What was life like before air conditioning? Well, I DON'T want to know! :-)

Lovely photos, and such sweet critters and birds you have there, plus the flowers(and, ahem, weed):-)

Muffie said...

Stay cool, my friend! We haven't had too many really bad days yet. Love those beautiful bird photos!

Adam Jones said...

Wow! That's too hot. Love the Jay and the black squirrel.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures.

Air con can be a life safer, if not a planet saver!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

AC lovers unite!! happy cool dance!! i love that you have each animals named. that is too cute!! i think i love Harold best. would love some black squirrels running around. i wonder if it has to do with the weather or temps around here? i need to research that.

thank you for stopping by my blog. sorry about the google + email ... i wonder is that something google sends out or what? i wish i knew, because i would go into those setting & say please don't send it. i do have a google + account & do it because i know some folks have it & it is a way to keep up with folks. & share my blog posts & such. but i don't like spam emails either. if you know anything ... let me know. please. & thanks. ( :

lorik said...

I love squirrels...we don't have them here in Australia. Your images are beautiful too:)

Roan said...

That black squirrel is awesome!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You better stay inside lady! Yikes. Always OK if the weeds have seen better days while the flowers still look great. Your window photos are wonderful. Harold is amazing ... I can't get over those black squirrels..

Carola said...

Beautiful nature photos! The blue jay is my favorite, awesome!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice series of summer images! I had no idea Canada could be so warm.

We have a pair of nesting Blue Jays in the yard but we only get to enjoy Robins during migration.

Gray squirrels we have aplenty! Occasionally we'll see a Fox Squirrel when we're away from the city.

Thanks for a colorful post!

Les... said...

marvellous selection!! *S*

Me said...

This is a great series of photo`s. Love the Jay and yes, you had better stay in.