Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Searching For Shade

"Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here,
that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones."

Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir






Cooling off with a walk in the woods


Shady canopies

Goldenrod in bloom


Wild Blackberry Vines



Tennessee State Wildflower, The Passionflower



Bouncing Bet, Soapwort

18 comments:

Sharon said...

Was it cooler in the woods? Neat pictures! Is it true that you can get suds for washing up with soapwort?

Denise said...

A wonderful way to cool down, with so many pretty wildflowers along the way. Aren't those trees just gorgeous too? Have a great week Jo and stay cool :)

Stacy said...

Shade... that and a tall glass of sweet tea just might work! :) Beautiful photos!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

One of the new additions to my camera bag is a large can of Deep Woods OFF thanks to the tick outbreak in our region. Now if the humidity would just subside enough for me to be able to breathe I'd be out in the woods every day. I AM prepared, though!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Back in the Middle Ages everyone knew about the cleaning properties of soapwort.
It was used to make shampoo and for cleaning fabric.
It can also be used in preparing herbal baths.
It's a perennial groundcover.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Holy Cow---I didn't know that the Passion Flower was TN's state flower. I've never seen one I don't think... Actually I saw that flower on another friend's blog today--and talked about how pretty it was... Had no idea we had them around here... See what I learn from blogging.. WOW... Thanks...
Hugs,
Betsy

Terry said...

That is a great quote!

George said...

A walk in the woods sounds like a great idea, but I'm not sure it would be cooler. We had a little rain today, but it didn't help cool things off much.

L. D. Burgus said...

All of your photos are so wonderful. It looks cool but I know that you haven't been cool at all. The heat will pass but we keep asking when will that be?

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a neat old house. I really like porches.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
These images really do look cool and verdant, with the odd touch of colour to add emphasis. For many this year has, with such excessive heat, been particularly troublesome.

Here in Hungary after some weeks of really high temperatures it is, for the moment, much cooler.

Sharon said...

Thank you, Jo, nice to know it wasn't just an old wives tale! Good Morning!

Star said...

Lovely pictures Jo. I'm sorry it's so hot this summer. It is also difficult to keep the bugs away, same here in England! and as Chip Allen says, the ticks! yuck I hate those things.
Drink plenty!

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! It has been a perfect summer day here, warm sun and cool breezes a break from the hot humid weather ! Have a great day !

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Jo!! I've been gone for a few days and am catching up on my blog reading--Your photos and posts continue to inspire me--There's nothing like sitting in the shade in the country on a hot day, is there?

Rob said...

I bet it was really nice in the woods.

Anita said...

you know that music makes me cry..it is so beautiful..Thanx for wonderful things you post..you are a great woman:)

Betsy said...

Those flowers must love heat! ha. At least they are shaded in the woods!