Saturday, August 27, 2011

Quick Post

First of all, many thanks to Emily for being a most excellent guest blogger.  I hope you all enjoyed a tour of her balcony garden.  She's a very clever daughter.

We've just completed our first whole day of our Arizona vacation - it was a winding down day for Lloyd.  He slept and napped whenever the mood hit, hosed all the desert dust off the back deck and yard and we made a short trip to Kohls for shopping  before spending a couple of hours in the pool - our little piece of heaven on earth.

Here's a few snaps so far.

A common sight in Alberta - oil pumps and hay bales

Sunrise over a farm in southern Alberta

Oranges on our  orange tree in Arizona
A Little Lime


Lemons on our lemon tree - it's exciting to finally see fruit on these trees.

A shot of our pool remote showing the pool water temp of 87F and the air temp of 117F (47.2C). It's like swimming in a warm bath - lovely.

We're having a relaxing time - no plans other than to go cruising around taking pictures of whatever strikes our fancy - and not straying far from air conditioned buildings and vehicles.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Pat

14 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you are enjoying your vacation. I cannot imagine 117 degree heat though. I feel like I'm melting when it reaches 90 degrees here. It's been beautiful here this weekend in mid 70's and low 80's. That is about as perfect as it gets.

Mickey said...

Honestly I can't imagine that temp either. Don't think I've ever experienced it!
We watched James play football for two hours this afternoon and the temp was 27 and it was too hot!

Mickey said...

oh just wanted to add we made lime ade for supper with store bought limes! it was very good but bet yours taste even better!

Desiree said...

Not so sure I could cope with that heat, but glad you are enjoying yourselves.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Great to hear about your holiday even though it is sooooo hot!

Take care

Fiona

Bouncin' Barb said...

That's a hot one! Glad the pool is much cooler than that.

frayedattheedge said...

Please can I come and visit - I would just need a lounger beside the pool and the occasional cup of tea!!

TARYTERRE said...

I am so-oo excited for you. Lemons and oranges. WOW. ENJOY the pool and your time away. Never have seen it that hot in my life. Once or twice at 104. Your daughter did a great job. Her garden is lovely. Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog. I'm glad I found yours too. It's wonderful.

Holly said...

Welcome "home" Pat! Isn't this weather just lovely?

Granny Annie said...

Why would you intentionally vacation in such a hot place? Of course I know Arizona is cooler in the evenings and the dry heat is not as miserable as very hot an humid temps but still, Canada to Arizona???

Sush said...

Hi Pat,
I'm sorry I wasn't here earlier, but we had a busy weekend with two grandkids birthdays and a little breeze in the air known as Irene! Looks like you are off to a grand holiday. I think it must be a great change of pace and climate, really I do.
Hugs~

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