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I think Mother Nature is confused.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Today is July 29 and here in West TN it's 77 degrees. ....... WHAT???? 77 DEGREES???
Something is so messed up! Our normal temp for this day 91 with the record of 105. And we usually have 95 percent humidity, not the 73% that we have right now. This morning when I got up out of my nice warm cocoon and went out to the patio, I had to put on some fleece pants and grab a quilt. Yep, fleece and a quilt for my breakfast on the patio on July 29 in West TN. How messed up is that? It was either that or not go out cause it was upper 60's, wind out of the NE. But I was not going to miss my morning routine.
I've gotten use to sitting out there and listening to the birds, reading my Bible, eating my breakfast, watching the fish. It's peaceful. It's like my own private retreat. It's now a need, kind of like coffee. I almost don't want to go with hubby on Saturdays for our usual coffee and bagel at Paneras then on to the farmers market. Most mornings I'm out there before the neighborhood wakes up and starts their yard work and all of their noisy machines.
I feel so blessed to have this pond in my yard. Even though I did most of the work. I still feel very blessed that the animals - birds, squirrels, frog and fish - use it and seem to enjoy it. I get so excited when I see birds bathing in it. Or the squirrels drinking from it. And the one little frog? Oh my goodness! I get goose bumps seeing it! I guess cause it just showed up. Kind of like your best friend that you haven't seen in awhile that just shows up at your house for a weekend stay.
I never thought that I would get so much enjoyment out of a silly pond. But the more time I spend out there the more I enjoy it. And I'm starting to get concerned about this winter. True we don't get like feet of snow and below freezing temps, but we do have cold mornings. Am I going to have to bundle up to go sit on the patio? Will my birds be singing that early in the cold? Will it give me the same peace that I get now? Should I buy a space heater? I know I'm going to get a heater for the pond. I don't think I made it deep enough for the fish to survive the winter. ...... Or will Mother Nature not give us a winter? It's happened before, lows were in the 30's highs in the 60's. .... Not kidding about that. That happened a couple of years ago. Ok it might have been just a bit colder, but not much. Only time will tell.
I think I do need to look into a heater of some kind for out there .... do it now before they're all gone.
I hope you are having a very peaceful day!
Think I will spend my lunch out on the patio since it's still nice and cloudy and cool!
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REEDWEEB 7/30/2013 2:43PM

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you could take up yoga out there!

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NELLIEC 7/29/2013 4:52PM

    Here I am going out in my shorts for mornings in the high 50s and low 60s. Of course if there is a breeze, I don't take much time out there to walk my doggies, since the breeze would make it feel colder.

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BEEJAY49 7/29/2013 4:25PM

    Oh that sounds so wonderful! I wish I could come and enjoy it with you! Hugs!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 7/29/2013 2:00PM

    It was in the 50's today.
Summer has been lots of rain and strong storms.
It is July and we should have hot/dry weather.
Have a great day!


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GABIBEAR 7/29/2013 1:38PM

    Hi Becky,

It seems like you made a wise decision to construct that pond in your yard! It sounds so peaceful and calming to sit outside. I would love to see the sweet animals "your new friends" every day too! We have some beautiful animals here too that we consider our friends, like a chipmunk who lives in our woodpile - that we feed every day, the squirrels and birds, a woodchuck who lives out back and the beautiful deer who cross our property!

We just went through some unbelievably warm temps and humidity and now are having some awesome lower to mid 80's temps with lower humidity!!!! WooHoo! I love it!

There is a lot to be said for global warming. I just hope the Polar bears don't become extinct. They are already dying out and have to mate with brown bears in order to survive.

Sounds like you are having a great day so far! I hope it lasts throughout the week!!

Gabi
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