Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sweltering Spring Heat

I'm warning you in advance about the quality of these pictures. I went to a sign language picnic today and halfway through my time there the battery in my camera died. I realized once I got home that when my camera got stolen [here] my charger for the Cannon camera I still have got stolen as well. So I was left to use my point and shoot [which I also love with all my heart] for the rest of today. [And will continue to do so until I can locate and buy an affordable new charger.]

Well we got our first taste of springtime heat! It was around 95 degrees for most of the day and it's supposed to be 5 to 10 degrees warmer tomorrow. An added bonus...our house's air conditioning is broken! Also as we're still unpacking some of our boxes from moving we have no clue where a fan is located. Buying one is one of the first things on my list for tomorrow!
If it's this hot now and it's only spring, I'm afraid to ask how hot it's going to get during the summer! Yowza!

I will note though that these are record highs in weather. It's said that the next couple days are going to be record numbers as well and then the days are supposed to cool back down into the high 70's at the end of the week.

[Speaking of heat, having POTS is extremely difficult in the heat because heat dilates blood vessels. My symptoms were beginning to get really bad today. So out of curiosity, does anyone have any suggestions on easy ways to keep cool? ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated!]

The sunshine sure was beautiful though!

While taking a drive today we passed a beautiful vineyard where California Golden Poppies had grown all throughout the base of the vines. This is the first vineyard I've seen with Poppies - I loved the contrasting colors! 

To end the weekend and start this new week I'll sign off with a picture I took while my family was off tasting wines today.


Tanielle said...

Love, love, love your pictures!!! So beautiful! Sorry about the heat! That is sooo warm! WOW! It was 63 here yesterday, and felt really good!

Have a great Monday, and hope you can find a fan!:-)


Kerri said...

It's good to be back and catch up on your blog! I always have fun reading it.

Rachel Lundy said...

The pictures look beautiful!

I understand your struggle with heat! I am also very heat intolerant, and cannot stay in temperatures above 74 degrees (70 if I'm in the sun) unless I have my cooling vest on. I bought mine at They're expensive, but the purchase was more than worth it. It enables me to be in warmer temperatures without "wilting" as quickly.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.


Cynthia said...

Really great pictures of the wine country and I love the one of your mom, dad and sister.

Tricia McWhorter said...

Love your blog, love your photos (okay, ESPECIALLY the one of our day tasting wine!). But most of all, I just love you.

Megan said...

I love your pictures, they're so well done!