Hot…… and the Seasons move along


The fiery Red of a Dahlia is  a fitting image to portray the 34c temperature,  and the high humidity that goes with it.  OK, I know places are hotter, but for everyday life here in midland England this is a little bit exceptional.

Again the woods were a blessing,  we could enjoy a walk in some comparative cool, long shadows,  sunlight filtering through leaves and that summer sound of  happy bird song.


Mid morning and the early morning haze seemed reluctant to lift from the Lake


The summer garden is full of colour and providing plenty of food and cover for Bees and Butterflies, some plants starting to droop but that is probably due to lack of water rather than seasonal age…

Like it or not, there are signs of seasonal progression.  It happens every year and seems to take us by surprise…. “too soon we say” or “we haven’t enjoyed summer yet”….. well that change is here.  Rowan Berries, Acorns and Conkers all familiar autumnal signs.


I guess the so called hero’s of the morning are the Golfers.   No shade for them on this course…brave or daft I am none to sure….


Hot and steamy is perhaps the best way of describing the day.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

11th August

(C) David Oakes 2020

11 thoughts on “Hot…… and the Seasons move along

  1. We’re having plenty of humidity at the moment with one rainy day after another, but the reservoir levels are still only 60% of what they should be. We sure could use some of your heat, though.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We may complain about the high’s we are ‘enduring’ … but if it was raining we would also be complaining.. After our hot summer of 2018 it took until March 2020 for reservoirs to regain there levels


  2. Those red dahlias are gorgeous. The hot and humid weather, not so much! I’m like you – the heat and humidity just make me wilt. I imagine you don’t have air conditioning because you seldom need it. We have central air because our summers can be scorchers although we try not to turn it on unless we absolutely need it. Well, the humidity and hot temps the last couple of days forced us to turn the A/C on! But what fun is summer if you have to stay inside all the time?? And that’s why I really don’t enjoy the summer season.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. No, A/C is for shops, large offices and hotels. Not standard in British homes. Though the need does seem to increase each year. We do have a mini dehumidifier in the bedroom. At time like this we turn it on. Last night it captured a litre of water from the air! Sounds a lot to me. Summer was always a season to look forward to, but with significant rises in temperatures and droughts, that view is changing 🙂


Comments are closed.