It is soooooo hot...

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

This squirrel is skinny dippin'!

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melvalena

Its so hot I wish I could join the squirrel!

Melvalena

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 12:09AM
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monicatx(z8 TX)

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.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 2:11AM
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bedford8a(8a)

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!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 9:40AM
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LMoon310(8B/9A- border)

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.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 1:30PM
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granburyflowergirl(7)

Haha, I have a poolside lounger too! I have never seen anything like this before!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 3:17PM
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bossjim1

This is not my picture, but was posted in the Houston Chronicle garden section a while back.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 3:58PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Jim, How cute!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 5:32PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

LOL! These are so funny! They look like I feel.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 9:27PM
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texasredhead(z8Texas)

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.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 3:03PM
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melvalena

Seems cooler to me today, but much more windy.
I've spent the last 2 afternoons outside, today's outside visits seem much cooler.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 3:27PM
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ogrose_tx

Yes, it does seem cooler than over the weekend. Pleeese rain this week, even just a little bit!!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 3:39PM
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forgetmenot_tx(z8TX)

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.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 5:32PM
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honeybunny2(Z9TX)

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

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 6:23PM
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greybird(z7 TX)

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...

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 8:38PM
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linda_tx8(8)

That's what scares me also. This is ONLY June. OMG, not another repeat of the infamous summer of 2009...no, no, no!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 10:57PM
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melvalena

or that summer back in 1980!!!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 11:14PM
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cynthianovak

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!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 12:09AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

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.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 11:46AM
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marti8a

It's so hot the mockingbirds are pecking my green tomatoes because I pick the others the minute I see orange on them.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 11:15AM
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texasredhead(z8Texas)

Greybird, Have a dear friend from Vernon. Called her the other day when it was 114 in Vernon.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 9:09AM
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greybird(z7 TX)

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.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 1:27PM
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charleslou23

"Had a cool spell of 97 "????

now that's funny....

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 2:45PM
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greybird(z7 TX)

This just seems to be the thing to do these days...baby, it's hot outside!!!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 11:57PM
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granburyflowergirl(7)

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

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 4:57PM
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