Hot & Getting Projects Done Inside

I just came in from watering. It is 100 degrees. And it feels every bit of it. It is times like this that I wish I could move to a cooler climate. Maybe be close to an ocean. Breathe mountain air.

I took my snippers and went to work on dead blooms and plants gone wild. I don't think the plants will make it long if this heat keeps up. I didn't make it long out there. About fifteen minutes and I was ready to escape back into the air conditioning.

The only way to keep cool is to draw the blinds and live in the dim shadows. Before noon I go around to my few windows, draw them closed, and help the air conditioning do its job. 

The coneflowers are doing much better in the corner by the patio door. They aren't drooping like they were. I moved a terra cotta pot of shasta daisies up by them, but I may have gotten to them too late.

Now is the time to concentrate on indoor projects, and that's just what I've been doing. 

This week I got the $10 table sanded, primed and painted. As well as the black buffet that is black no more! Now I'm working on my gallery wall opposite the sofa/chaise.

Tomorrow I'll show you how different paint and some new knobs make the buffet look. 

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  1. I love your flower photos. They are gorgeous! As always, I enjoy seeing your garden.

    100 degrees is awfully hot! Is the humidity high, also? I don't think I could stand temperatures that high. You're smart to work on inside projects during such heat! Looking forward to seeing your newly painted table and buffet...

  2. Definitely too hot for working in the garden. I need to start walking again so I am going to have to go out at the crack of dawn. xo Laura

  3. It has been terribly hot here too. But I will say it has been cooler than where you are! 100 degrees is pure HOT! I love your galvanized gardens out on your patio!

  4. Brenda, We have had some really sweet temperatures...but today it went into the 80's. I love all your pretty flowers. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Beautiful photos, Brenda...hope you get some relief from the heat soon!

  6. Lovely plants and flowers! I know what you mean about the heat. I am in Florida, quite close to the ocean but it is stupid-hot outside here, too. I have gone to mostly succulents because they survive here better. I am enjoying your blog!

  7. If I have anything to do outside, I either do it very early in the morning or wait until dark. I can't stand to be hot! I have all the curtains and blinds closed, as well. Can't wait for the cooler temps, next week!

    Grace & Peace. Mister took over your little red table. He likes looking out the picture window in our kitchen, while drinking his coffee. We now have two tables in our ever-shrinking kitchen! LoL

  8. It has been hot here, too. I just keep moving the sprinklers to keep everything green. Your patio looks great. Stay cool.

  9. Hi Brenda-
    It got pretty hot here too yesterday and today. Yesterday was 97* and today was a cool 93* ...but the upside is-- no mosquitoes! Once it gets this hot and dries up all the puddles... we can sit in the shade.
    I'm glad your other table found a home. I can't wait to see your buffet and table. I bet theyre both adorable.
    I know you like to get up in the morning and check emails, read and catch up and what-not. But maybe you could switch up the routine and do your outdoorsy- gardening early and do the other when it's so hot! Drink lots of water-- and stay cool!

  10. You did a great jobs on your curb appeal, I have to get started on redoing my walk way and garden area,! Thanks for the post great motivation.

  11. UGH that's too hot, Brenda though the flowers still look beautiful !:)

  12. Hot here as well, but this week it has been clouding up every evening and giving us a little rain. My yard is so green and the weeds are growing like crazy in the garden. Looks like my Saturday will be spent there getting them under control. Can't wait to see the table and buffet!!!

  13. We are hitting 100 here too and the garden is a challenge now to keep pretty but I am trying. Yes, it is a good time for the inside projects and that's exactly what I am up too as well.
    Have a great weekend!

  14. We are hot here too, but not as hot as Tulsa seems to be. Your flowers look lovely.

  15. I always envy you when I'm in the middle of a bitter winter, but I don't think I could take the summer heat where you are. We are having a cool summer with temps going down into the 60's. It's not great for swimming but perfect for gardening!

  16. The flowers are also wilting in the heat here! I do have a sunflower I brought into the house for some brightness.


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