Sunday, June 28, 2009

Oh! It's so hot!!!

It will be an understatement if the weather is described as seething, scorching, baking, burning, fiery…because at 45degreeC it is nothing less than Catastrophic! There is absolutely no sign of monsoon clouds. Now and then an occasional stray cloud shows up with no promise of any respite from the searing summer heat. Life looks tough outdoors yet these intrepid birds fly around undeterred, settling down only to have a cool sip. I remember reading somewhere that the best way to beat the heat is to drink lots and lots of water and to stop cribbing about the weather. They say its all in the attitude; well, these birds do teach a lesson in attitude building.Not everyone protests the oppressive climate though; the sunflowers look gay and sprightly. The blooming sunflower is one thing that gives me a reason to dare for a stroll outdoors; it is fascinating to see the movement of the flower head with the movement of the Sun. Heliconias are always a beautiful sight to behold though their fiery red color is not exactly very summery, and when seen outdoors in this weather, they look more like a yellow flower, which has been roasted red. The lilies bloomed just in time in my makeshift pond to lend a cool touch to the garden – a desperate need in this weather. There is a measure of optimism though. The monsoons have finally started moving, and if the weather forecast is to be believed, there may be some respite coming in a week or two. Till then I am trying to keep my cool by dreaming about all the good things I am going to do once the rain gods start showering their blessings!

17 comments:

mindspace said...

i loved the second last pic of the makeshift pond, lilies and those beautiful pots in your garden..

Julie said...

That is a cute makeshift pond! Great lilies and blooms! You are amazing! This heat is something else so early in the summer months! I am dreading August and Sept!!! Beautiful flowers here, GT!!! I love to see and "hear" (read) your posts!!!

Claude said...

well, I can relate to the heat... the summer is just settling in here and will last for a few more months... our spring rainy season has ended, we don't have a monsoon season to look forward to. There will probably be a few big rumbling storms coming through though.

sweet bay said...

I love your makeshift pond. Such beautiful water lilies.

45 degrees C ?! I don't even want to imagine it..

Vix said...

It's hot on my side of the world as well.

I like your little pond, any fish in there?

Aiyana said...

I thought we had heat problems! It's so hot here it hurts to breathe, and the sun is so intense just walking out to pick up the mail is excruciating. No sign of monsoon storms here either.
Love the beautiful Heliconias.
Aiyana

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

45 C ? Good grief and here I am thinking that 35 C is pretty hot.

Love the waterlilies in your makeshift pond, they bring, at least, a visual coolness and hopefully a real one too. It's amazing that your sunflowers are holding up so well in this heat.

Wishing you lots of cooler weather and much much rain!

BTW your comment on my most recent post cracked me up. ;-)

Matron said...

Oh My! I thought that 31 degrees was too much for me - how on earth can any human survive 45 degrees? Surely you must melt.

Kanak Hagjer said...

35* is bad and that's what it was like here. But 45*, oh my God! We're getting a daily dose of drizzle now and I'm so happy for my plants!

I like your bird pictures and your pots are beautiful. The water lilies are lovely too. The north-east does not have a good range of designs when it comes to pots. I hope you get some rain soon.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I come from Malaysia and it does get hot and humid here. But 45C? , that's a scorcher!!

*Ulrike* said...

You are definitely having some hot weather! I wish rain for you as I do for us! We have not had a decent rainfall in over a month. At least in the spring we were able to fill our lakes again; a lot had a drop of 15 feet. Your water lilies don't seem to mind! I had one bloom for the first time. I'm happy to have found your blog. It's always interesting to view different parts of the world!

Bonnie said...

are you sure you don't live in Texas?

Chandramouli S said...

45! Whoa! I thought 36 and plus was hot and I was cribbing about Chennai being freaking hot! Now, I should shut my mouth.
Oh you're so true about it being the attitude. Those crows look sweet, especially the one inspecting something in the air.
Love your cute little pond and look at those lilies showing off proudly! How deep is that pond, btw?

Sunita said...

Oh poor, poor you! I really feel for you . I know just how you must be feeling because I was in your shoes (not 45*C though) a few weeks ago.
Heres hoping you get those monsoon showers soon.
Is that a Bulbul with the Magpie-Robin? It looks like desperate times lead to the oddest friendships.

Urban Gardener said...

I love that water garden of yours. I have one, but need to deck it up with floating plants. Was a pleasure stopping by.
http://theurbanbalcony.blogspot.com/

maría cecilia said...

Oh my gosh!! 45C degrees... that´s too much!!! I have heard that India has some places very hot in summer. I believe I wouldn´t survive. Here in Chile we had snow at home in July, after a very drought winter, then we had lots of rain and mudslidings, a very weird climate this year.
Namaste

Anonymous said...

Here on Long Island it sometimes reaches 90 degrees (Fahrenheit though) - my favourite weather. Usually it's too cold. More generally, it is a great pleasure to read about your garden in India - keep up the posts and planting!

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