Now that's hot

plantmaven(8b/9a TX)June 17, 2011

Cardinal babies playing in the sprinkler. There are 2 one is in the lower right of this pic.

Right now it is 104.

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Those cardinal babies are so cute. I've been looking for signs around here, but haven't seen any babies even though we have an adult pair at our bird bath every day.

The squirrel in my yard hollowed out a cool place in a planter and now he's in big trouble for uprooting a favorite plant I just bought at Antique Rose Emporium's sale.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 5:55PM
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ogrose_tx

Cute pictures, Plantmaven! 102 here, everything starting to look bad...and yikes, it's only June.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 6:34PM
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cindysunshine(5b)

What great pictures. Love to catch those little slices of wild life "life".

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 7:26PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

You don't often capture pics like that :).

Annette

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 7:50PM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

Wow! That squirrel says it all. We had our 90 degree day yesterday and now we're back to the 70's, thankfully. Hang on, plantmaven--winter's comin'! Eventually...

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 8:41PM
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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

omg that squirrel is too funny!

my "thats hot" photos would be of my new dawn roses flush of burnt brown buds! Blech.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 11:43PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

One of the few things still blooming is Jethro Tull coreopsis.
Crepe myrtles and zinnias are also.

On the far right you can see a tad of purple, which is what is left of the tall larkspur. I am still collecting seeds, so I have not pulled it out.

But like you the roses look toasty. Part of that is the thrips. Terrible this year. A friend told me the folks at the Antique Rose Emporium said they see clouds of them this year.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 7:22AM
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schoolhouse_gw

I've never seen a squirrel do that. Thanks to you, he found a cool spot alright. Cute.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 8:23AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

I think that is two different squirrels. The one in the first pic. looks longer than the 2nd one.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 9:26AM
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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

lol - he probably eats at their feeders, might as well lounge in their birdbath.
-Sprout

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 3:21PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

The first squirrel might be a rock squirrel and the second a fox squirrel. We had rock squirrels in the yard for the first time this spring. Rock squirrels are darker and must get really hot in the sun. They apparently found my yard too challenging since they burrow in the ground and so they moved on.

It's headed for 107o today! Yikes! That's hot.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 3:40PM
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doggonegardener(Wyoming, Zone 4)

Pardon the joke but "He's just a squirrel, trying to cool off his nuts!"

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 12:37PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

LOL!!!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 7:00PM
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ogrose_tx

Yesterday was hot, today is even hotter...

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 1:46PM
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freezengirl(3aMN and 5AK)

I loved your squirrel picture! I WISH I could add something to topic but oh dear, this summer we have been struggling to get to 60. Almost July and the flower planters and window boxes around town look unhappy.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 3:33PM
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