It’s been stinking hot for 3 (or 4) days and I’m loving it! I sit in the shade and try to catch a breeze.
I relish most of all the evenings ,when it’s still warm enough to sit out in the same heat fighting clothes you had on all day. The scent of honeysuckle, peonies, and roses perfume the air, and the water is like mercury. Silver and oily.
I haven’t been to the Gardens since the heat broke so I’m not sure how it is fairing. When I was last there the day unexpectedly turns nice and warm and people come out in droves… eventually.
The wet weather was still dropping off the leaves. It had only been dry for half an hour.
Bromeliads around a beautiful, dead trunk which also has a vine growing up it.
Another cool spot for today. It’s quite shady with all the mature shade trees around. They were purpose-built.
Just up the lawn is a tropical plant bed. It’s nicknamed the sexy bed.
I love to bike too!!! There were cyclists all over the streets and this group, off the Queen Mary II, had the gates of the Gardens on the itinerary.
What a great way to get to know a city! Upclose and personal.
Keep them and yourselves safe ! Look to incoming traffic (of any kind) before stepping into a path or road.
Stay cool, I’m off to find a breeze and a shady spot.
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