Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Quiet weekend

We had a quiet holiday weekend. The weather wasn’t as warm as expected, and Sunday brought some interesting lightning and thunderstorms, but we were able to hit the pool

And made up some grilled salmon following a recipe in the recent Sunset magazine

Sitting on some fresh summer corn (yea sweet corn!) and tomatoes from our garden (yea fresh garden tomatoes!) served with margaritas, made one afternoon enjoyable.

Last week it finally started getting hot. I walked out to my car after work, started it up and looked down at the dashboard thermometer saying 113 (45c) and yes, felt pretty hot in there. It took a while for the air conditioner to cool the car down, but it was cold in there by the time I got home. Usually I just drive with the windows down, a throwback to my convertible days, but it’s a little too noisy on the freeways to do that at high speed. Mornings are really nice – it’s around 78 (26c) when the sun is coming out, we sit on the back patio watching the hummingbirds fight over the feeder and listening to all of the birds chirping in the bushes, drink our coffee and just enjoy the atmosphere.


bleu said...

Sounds delightful!

SOL's view said...

Mmmmm. Sounds lovely. 45 might be a bit high, but we get heaps of humidity with our mid to high 30s.

Don said...

You make the Vegas heat sound almost acceptable! Good job! Anything over about 83F and I have the air on in the vehicle. Besides the heat, I hate the wind noise.

Morning is pretty nice; well, actually any time after mid-night is pretty good but it's hard to burn the candle at both ends.