This squirrel is skinny dippin'!
Its so hot I wish I could join the squirrel!
I live outside of Austin and yes, it is hot. The last two evenings a young rabbit has been in the back yard in the shade, laying on it's side just resting. It is so cute, but I cannot get a photo. The grass around it is a sick brown color and it is brown, so no contrast for a photo.
Love your photo.
My squirrels are doing the same thing on the ground in our backyard! I was checking the sprinkler heads and running them a bit yesterday, so the ground was cool and damp. They also like to hang out on a cool brick ledge that never gets any sun. Poor critters!
That is too cute, the squirrels are scared to come in my garden because I always take my cat with me. I do have this little black lizzard that likes to drink water out of the plant saucers.
Haha, I have a poolside lounger too! I have never seen anything like this before!
This is not my picture, but was posted in the Houston Chronicle garden section a while back.
Jim, How cute!
LOL! These are so funny! They look like I feel.
There are basically four seasons in the summer in Texas. They are Hot, Real Hot, Most Hot, and My-Gawd-the Heat. We are presently in the first season, Hot.
Seems cooler to me today, but much more windy.
I've spent the last 2 afternoons outside, today's outside visits seem much cooler.
Yes, it does seem cooler than over the weekend. Pleeese rain this week, even just a little bit!!
Too Cute! I have a little fountain (not working) that I keep full of water for the birds and it's been turned over the last two mornings. I think something big is trying to drink out of it. I moved it over to the bird bath and we'll see what happens.
We went to the coast this past weekend. We had the sprinkler going, the birds were just going in and out. It was so cute just watching them. Even hummingbirds were in on the action. Barbra
Texasredhead, here in Vernon, we had been in My-Gawd-the Heat for at least couple of weeks now, day 19 of 100 degree weather. 114 last Friday, and love those perpetual winds!!
Or maybe that 4th season is still to come, and I ain't seen nothing yet. After all, this is just June. That's what scares me...
That's what scares me also. This is ONLY June. OMG, not another repeat of the infamous summer of 2009...no, no, no!
or that summer back in 1980!!!
Nature is coming in for a drink
Had an oscillating sprinkler on Sat. night. It passed back and forth over the bird bath. I caught a screech owl sitting in the middle of the basin taking a shower. He let me watch for a while.
Pulled in at about 8pm Friday night and found a coopers hawk sitting on the edge of the fountain. Guess he was how, or thirsty or waiting for someone else to get a drink.
Sister in law lives in country in log home. They found 2 rat snakes (I never heard that term)....in their bedroom! Yikes!
Food for wildlife is so sparse the deer are eating canna lilies, and other things they never touched before, and the squirrels think they have a prize if they find green pecans.
It's so hot the mockingbirds are pecking my green tomatoes because I pick the others the minute I see orange on them.
Greybird, Have a dear friend from Vernon. Called her the other day when it was 114 in Vernon.
Texasredhead, it is pretty bad here when the heat gets around 105-110 every day + those south winds. Had a cool spell of 97 with north breeze Tuesday, felt heavenly.
We're gonna break some records this year.
"Had a cool spell of 97 "????
now that's funny....
This just seems to be the thing to do these days...baby, it's hot outside!!!
okay, greybird, hands down you win with that pic! lol I feel sorry for the little buggers with their fur coats in this heat.
Roselee, love the green nut prize pic too! Too funny