Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Irony



I flew to Denver to escape the heat, and for three of the four days I was there, it was hotter in Denver than in Phoenix--by five degrees. I just can't win! The photo was taken coming home today, about 60 miles east of Phoenix.





At least I came home to a nice Echinopsis hybrid flower, red enough to knock your socks off! The week ahead will bring more temperatures in the 105 degree range. I will soon be going to the Eugene, Oregon area for a few days, and I'm going to freak out if we have a cool streak here in Phoenix and Oregon gets record highs!

12 comments:

Wurzerl said...

Hi Aiyana, your weather don 't love you, but your flowers do it! I love the red of this Echinopsis flower.
I wish you a cooler time!
Wurzerl

Green thumb said...

That seems to happen always, isn't it? Life never ceases to surprise you. Don't worry this time there won't be any unpleasant surprises, as somewhere inside your heart you expect to be surprised, but life has this uncanny habit of doing just the opposite!

Claude said...

If it gets hot wherever you go...

Don't come to Texas! It's hot enough here already! LOL...

love the little echinopsis...

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That Echinopsis hybrid is fire red to match your red hot temperatures! I hope that you find some cooler temperatures in Oregon!

Darla said...

What a gorgeous flower!! Here's sending a breeze your way..

Pudgeduck said...

That is RED! I would love to go with you to Eugene...

Carla said...

Maybe its following you! I have heard the upper west coast is experiencing unusual highs this year. Either way, have fun!! LOVE your welcome home bloom!

Sue said...

The RED on that flower is unbelievable. So beautiful!!

Jean said...

what a gorgeous blue sky! Wonderful photo! I sure hope you escape the heat in Oregon. We are cooling off so I'm happy. Even worked in the garden this am. Love the red bloom! Jean

Lythrum said...

Glad that you made it home safe. :) Too bad you missed the cool spell!

Julie said...

Can I come with Pudgeduck to do some travelling with you??? LOL! Would be GREAT!!!!!

Dee said...

Isn't that the way it always goes? I am heading to South Dakota in a week or so and I am hoping for some cooler weather there! Love that red bloom- it just pops!