Sunday, 21 August 2011

100 Degree Day



The thermometre's nudging 39C today. That's a 103F and mighty hot. It was the same yesterday and will be similar tomorrow. Southern France sits under a plume of hot air, it's origin from the shores of north Africa via Spain. A Spanish plume.



These photos are of the Jardins de Cadiot which I posted about here. I particularly like the Amaranthus, so much so I bought a packet of Amaranthus Opopeo seed and I think I'll grow them for next year.

You may ask what relevance this has to a 100 degree day, not a lot really, except I'm sitting indoors right now, windows and shutters shut, keeping cool and messing around in my Picassa photo album, one eye on the Cricket on TV, England hammering India again, they're now the numero uno test side in the world. Again, completely irrelevant.

20 comments:

  1. Now that is seriously hot Rob. I am not surprised that you are indoors - the best place to be until it cools down. Himself is watching the cricket as I write this - we seem to be churning out a lot of runs these days. All good stuff :)

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  2. Hi Anna, I think our bowling attack is formidable. We just need to get the one day game right now.

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  3. It seems like summer is back in full swing. I always laugh when people talk about the weather in France. Of course in Southern California, we complain because it doesn't rain enough and it is always so sunny with barely any clouds in sight. Frankly, 103 F is way too hot.

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  4. Nice day here but nothing like that and has felt Autumnal in the mornings.

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  5. Same here in Brittany - cool/cold int he mornings, then unbelievable warm later on!

    All the best

    Keith

    P.S. Would you believe, it's too warm to even contemplate the cricket!

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  6. Cricket? I had you all wrong!

    Looking at your off season prices for 2012. Thinking.

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  7. I really wanted to get out and work in the garden today but 5 mins out there I was just melting!!!! Diane

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  8. When the temperature's nudging 40C it is TOO hot. Makes our chilly evening, with rain and snow threatened rather appealing.

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  9. Your blog is lovely. I so wanted to visit France this year...I haven't been there in decades, but sadly luck has turned against me and I missed my chance. I appreciate the chance to visit it electronically on your blog. Thee photos are luscious. I feel I am almost there...

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  10. It's 15 degrees C. here in the north, so, I am more than a little envious of your hot weather. Couldn't we split the difference, and we'd both be happy.

    Anna

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  11. I can only sympathize, we have not had any hot weather at all this season, except for last night. And you probably would think that it's a cool day compared to your temps.

    Stay as cool as you can....summer is fleeting.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  12. Hello again! I agree the heat can be harsh at times. I just returned from the Pacific Northwest in U.S. and it was so lovely and mild in temperature but back to my garden and it is high 90's F. Love the Amaranthus, I'd like to try them next year too.

    Can't wait to visit France (Paris and Lyon areas) in just 10 days. Is the weather quite warm in these areas in early Sept. as well?

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  13. Hi Nadege, Southern California is way drier than here.

    Hermes, the nights are starting to draw in, we'll start having misty mornings soon.

    Keith, the heat's covered nearly all of France, breaking down with a bang though. Storms in the air.

    Marie thanks, your welcome anytime.

    Diane, it's impossible to get anything done until this hot spell subsides.

    Diana, Spring's just around the corner.

    Ginny thanks!

    Anna, 15 degrees is too cool. Perfect temperature for me is about 28C.

    Jen, Summer is always too fleeting. It's officially Autumn in 10 days.

    Hi Andrea, September is usually a nice month. Weather should be pleasantly warm, notably so in Lyon.

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  14. Sorry you're getting that hot weather now. Our 100 degree days seem to be out of here, now. Hope you get a break soon.

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  15. Knowing your love of outdoors, you must feel trapped ... hating anything over 90º, I know I do! Hope things cool off, Rob, and you can enjoy the remains of August.

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  16. It is humid too? Either way you have my sympathy. We haven't had temps that hot for a couple of weeks. Now Hurricane Irene is headed our way.

    The Jardins de Cadiot are beautiful.

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  17. Hi Freda, Hi Sweetbay, I've been reading/following the developments of Irene, I know these storm systems are notoriousiously unpredictable in terms of track, I hope it stays further out to sea. Best to you both, I'm whinging about hot weather yet you've got this to deal with.

    Joey hi. I reckon anything up to 30C is just fine, once it starts getting a lot higher, well, as you put it, I feel 'trapped'.

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  18. Rob, what kind of inula is that in the photo?

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  19. Hello James

    I don't know, I like them though. I'm having an 'in' to yellow phase.

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  20. am not sure where you live, but you really live in a fairly tale environment. all your photos are so pretty, dream place to me.

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