Sunday, August 7, 2011

Around the Block

Guess what happens when you stay in pajamas and don't drive your car for a while? Yep! The battery dies. My plans for a quick trip to the grocery store were squelched so I walked around the block instead.

I wanted to see if anyone had managed to keep anything alive in this heat.

Only managed to find a few flowering plants.

These moss roses were in a shaded area so there were a few little blooms.

But this poor rosebush right next to it had completely dried up.

Did you know that the date palm is thought to be the world's oldest food producing plant? And that it is a cousin to lillies, orchids and the grasses?

Somehow this day just sped by and now it's time to say goodnight.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Friendship blessings, Tammy

22 comments:

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY,
SO GOOD TO BE BACK.....MISSED EVERYONE SO MUCH.
SORRY ABOUT YOUR CAR, AND THAT HOT WALK AROUND THE CORNER. OUR WEATHER IS VERY HOT AND HUMID.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK. RIZZI

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Cars do tend to give out when you need them the most. We should would never see flowers like that around here, loved the date palm and I never knew that they were related to orchids and lilies. My Biologist daughter might know it but never shared the info with me. :-) The dried up rose is amazing, one can hardly imagine such heat that would be capable of doing that. I always was amazed at how green Germany looks, so lush, but it did not take me long to realize that much of the green is not caused by vegetation but moss that grows on the side of the trees and in the grass, caused of course by all the rain. We had some sun today though and it was lovely. Sunday went by very quickly here too. Did you feel your ears burning a bit today? I was talking about you. :-) Yup, I was telling the kids all about you, and how a southern gal made the move to Kuwait. I told them it is amazing where folks land in life, and they gave me a lop-sided smile and said, yeah Mom, just like a NJ gal landing in Germany! Out of the mouths of babes! Have a good night. hugs, Debby

Diane said...

I'm glad you found a few signs of life. Sorry about your car, they have the worst timing. Take care, Diane

Createology said...

Sorry you had a dead battery but glad you took a walk and some photos to share. The dried rose is sad but beautiful. I have a very large vase that I keep special roses I have dried in my bedroom and love remembering all the occasions that were celebrated with roses. Wonderful week to you...

Anonymous said...

Oh Tammy, God bless those sweet little plants. Oh, it must be so hard for them living in the desert. Hope your weeks is terrific. Try to keep cool. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

sharon said...

Seems like you made the most out of a bad situation...good for you! I love how you share everyday and make it special, and I am always intrigued by your recipes! Try to stay cool, and thanks always for your kind words!

koralee said...

Wow...I can't image that heat you have. Sending you some cool breezes from Canada sweet friend. xoxo

Pearlin J said...

sorry your car battery died and had to walk in the hot sun.Never knew that info about date palms.tfs :) have a great day

lisaroyhandbags said...

Don't things always happen at the worst time? It's hard to stay cool in this heat and you're hotter over there than we are in Dubai! What I wouldn't do for a cool rain right now.
Ps: you were right about the flea market - junk galore!

val said...

Hi Tammy,
Love PJ days! I hope you are having a good day...BTW, you won the giveaway at my blog :-)

Val

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
I'm having all sorts of difficulties leaving comments on your blog lately, so I'm going to give it another try, another way.
I'm sorry about your battery. :(
Interesting photos of the dried plants. Here ours would surely look just like that if we didn't water every day, sometimes twice a day. When Jim and I were out riding our bikes last night, we saw lots of sprinklers out or people watering gardens. It's been a necessity considering we haven't had rain in 2 months.
Hope you have a nice week,
Linda

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
Glad you have survived your hot walk even if your car gave in.
I was watching a programme about the Nile yersterday and saw Date palms.My son sometimes gets fresh dates in London and says they are delicious.
Hugs, Angela.x

glor said...

Hi Tammy, pajama days sound wonderful to me! The car will start soon enough! How did you manage a walk to that heat, so, so very hot! Your last post ...the soup sounds wonderful going to check out the recipe. All your crocheting is so cute, you will make many people happy I am sure. Have a lovely day. Blessings.

Libbie said...

Pretty amazing anything survived! I al still in shock it gets that hot ! :)

Gwendolyn said...

Sorry to hear about your car battery. The rose , even though dried up and brown still has a beauty about it. When are you heading to Paris?

no spring chicken said...

What a sad scorched world you found! Has the weather improved?

Blessings, Debbie

kimmie said...

I'm glad you didn't melt on your walk around the block!

How cool that your moon in the sky is the same one I saw a couple of nights ago!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Tammie.......Ahhhhh heat...I know it well. In AZ a few plants do manage to survive although we don't often have 117 degrees.

Stay cool and stay well,

Jo

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Well Tammy you are a better woman than I am. I think we would make do with what we had rather than walk in the heat. Glad you were rewarded with a little green and color. That poor Rose. I did not know that about the date palm. Hope you get your car charged up for next time

Serena said...

Sorry about your car battery. I recently had to send my car to that big ol' wrecker's yard in the sky...it was very sad as she served me so well.

OH, the poor plants...mind you, even in its dried out state, that rose looks quite majestic. I had a couple of Pygmy Date palms at our last place....loved their beauty but, when I pruned back the leaves, their sharp spikes would sting like crazy if I accidentally jabbed myself. :(

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I studied on the date palm in science with my boys...they had found a seed they believed to be at least 2000 years old in one article we read...the research was so interesting.

Anonymous said...

Dead car batteries seem to be the problem of the day. Sausan had hers die on her earlier this week too. I can't believe you went out for a walk in the heat you are having. That sounds like something I would do! HA! Glad you were able to find a bit of color in your day!!
The picture of the dates is awesome. I would like to think someone is enjoying them when it is time to break fast each night!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, my friend!!!
Renee

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