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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I've moved to the Tropics...

at least that's what I thought when I saw this:

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My neighour has planted a tropical tree in his garden ~ and by doing so, the weather has acted accordingly and we seem to have moved to the tropics with an accompanying heat wave! Hottest its been at this time in 20 years!

Some rhodos in my garden enjoying the blue ~


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The peony buds have blossomed:
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This is as far as I got with my post ~ and now I'm taking up again...


I think to fill in these last weeks, I will endeavour to inform you of the highs and lows in the tropics (where I now live)~

Discomforts of the tropics:

The Twanging Back syndrome
~ this occurs when one crawls around on the deck trying to get under the lounge chair to tighten a loose arm (the lounge chair arm, not mine), using a large screwdriver and a pair of pliers resulting in a contorted knot-like position which twangs the back (mine, not the lounge chair) and makes it nigh impossible to get up.

The Loss of Voice syndrome ~ this occurs when one picks up a germ from work, which, when coupled with the hot dry air of the tropics, makes it nigh impossible to talk, other than in some squawking gibberish that makes people's eyebrows raise, as their mouths pucker in an attempt to control laughter.

Coupled together these afflictions are referred to as the "No Walkie-Talkie Syndrome".

However, not being one to complain, I have weathered the heat, not missed a day of work, have read many of the blog entries, but haven't been responding or posting.

Living in the tropics speeds up production...everything flowers at once. They bud, they pop, they drop! Hence no more peony flowers ~ but the roses have started to bloom ~

Without further ado ~ here's some photos of my life during the past few weeks... first some tropical sunsets ~




Tropical cats seem to be affected by the full moon:


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Photobucket has just gone into maintenance, so I can't upload any more tropical photos at this point. Suffice it to say, that I'll reopen this tropical topic as soon as I can!

4 comments:

  1. Well, welcome to the tropics, we are glad to have you. Could you be a sweetie and send some of the cooler air you aren't using down to us in Florida? Thanks ever so much.

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  2. Heavens! Well, since you're in the tropics, I hope you'll bid a fond farewell to those glorious peonies and save a big hello to hibiscus! I love those rhododendrons' filmy ethereal beauty.

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  3. I hope that both your back and voice are feeling better!
    I don't like the heat because here it tends to be humid and the air quality suffers as well.
    I love those wonderful peonies!
    Thanks for a lovely post, and photos.
    Take care! xx

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  4. Hello Rosezilla~LOL ~ it has cooled down here a titch, but not much ~ you are welcome to a breeze of west coast sea air ~

    Hi Nikki ~ I'm glad I took the photos of the peonies while I had the chance! Hibiscus would love this weather, I'm sure! Those rhodos have gone now, too, with all the heat and no water, but I have a red rhodo bush in the front garden that's enjoying the shade trees! Glad you liked the photos :)

    Hi Flighty ~ Yes, I'm mostly recovered and I think being off for the weekend will help, too. There are only a couple of weeks left for the children and then all will be quiet in the halls. I will miss the ones who are moving on to the next school...and welcome the new ones! Pleased that you enjoyed the peonies and the post!

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