fairies in the garden

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Oh my, it’s been hot here. Last week we had a record breaking heat wave all over BC. It was about 36C (about 97F) in our neighbourhood! As someone who totally wilts, swells up and gets cranky when it gets to 24C (75F), it’s been a struggle to cope with the very basics of living. Like most homes in Vancouver, we do not have air-conditioning. Our house was designed to capture a lot of light during long rainy seasons, but it also captures the heat from the sun with its many east and west facing windows and skylights, sigh.

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This week is a little less hot, in the mid 20′s, with some cloudy periods and a few showers in the forecast. I’m still hot and lacking energy. It seems like we went from cold rainy weather straight to the dog days of summer. Complain, complain.

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Watering the garden, and myself
Cooling salads, summer fruits, herbal iced teas
Reading and sleeping in the cooler downstairs

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The unexpected pleasure of an overnight visitor
Picking up family returning from England
How the darling little ones have grown!

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Looking for the fairies at the bottom of our garden
Summer’s blossoms, riot of colours and scents
Captured by the camera’s eye for you
Enjoy summer wherever you are!

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July 16, 2007 in Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Home by Marja-Leena