We all sweat like a turkey at Christmas! Even the Christmas Beetles like to take a refreshing dip ... here's one left in the sink after I had pulled the plug and taken away it's swimming pool. It was having a great time doing a few laps!
Looking at the 7-day forecast now ... yes, I will be getting to the flowers!
(Google image ... not really me! ... although ...!)
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First, let's just take a look at the bottom row of the forecast for the next week. Take particular notice of the levels of humidity we experience here ... even though the mercury may only reach 31 deg C or 87 F (as it is right now), it actually feels more like 36 deg C or 95 F. Take further note of the humidity levels at nightime ... they stay pretty darn much the same, sometimes higher! There's really not much relief from the conditions at all.
Now let's move onto the UV index - this shows the level of ultra-violet radiation experienced at ground level. You might notice it's reading EXTREME - that means stay out of the sun dummy! This is the highest level on the index ... it's the level where we are at extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
OK, back to the flowers! Can you imagine what it's like for the plants out there? The ground is baking, the sun is sizzling and the air is boiling ... it's a wonder anything flourishes! But that's the absolute beauty of Mother Nature ... there are plants to suit almost any climate and weather conditions.
So here is what is blooming in early Summer in this hot, humid spot on the planet. Enjoy the slideshow.
|This digital slideshow generated with Smilebox|
For other great Flower Flaunt/Fertizier Friday, please visit Tootsie's blog and look for her meme Fertilizer/Flaunt Your Flowers Friday