Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wyoming Water

Yippee! It looks like this weekend we are due for some relief from our hot weather, just in time for Honey Daddy's century (100 mile) bike ride on Saturday.

Lately by the time 10 am rolls around it is already over 80 degrees, with temperatures reaching the mid 90s most of the time. It was so hot I didn't really want to take the boys outside too much. Their little faces turn beet red after being outside for 10 minutes because it is so toasty out.

The heat has almost made me want to drive back to my parent's house in Wyoming where it is usually at least 10 degrees cooler than here. Plus there are some gorgeous things to see not far from my parents' house.

Refreshing isn't it?


We took a little drive up the canyon to go to Cottonwood Lake when I visited last month. It was a beautiful evening and I got lovely pictures of the river, flowers, local wildlife, and of course the lake.

My boys thought the lake was great fun. Grandpa skipped rocks and it was all I could do to keep my boys from going in too far... especially the little guy.


We tried to have fun this week by playing in the water at our house, so I got out the little pool and filled it. The bummer is that you fill it when you want to use it, but the water is FRIGID. The first time we tried to get in I had little boys with chattering teeth.

So we decided to wait a bit. Then last night we were too busy to play in the water. Today the water is finally warm... just as the thunderstorms roll in and the wind is throwing dust all around. It is supposed to rain tomorrow and Saturday, so I emptied the pool this evening.

Oh well! I guess we'll try again next week.

PhotoStory Friday
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18 comments:

  1. What great pictures! I love the one of the children looking at the water...it is such a picture of innocence

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  2. Such gorgeous pictures! I love summer, but I kind of like it when the heat is not oppressive better.

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  3. Those are beautiful shots! I love flowing water, there is something magical about it!

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  4. Oooo, I LOVE that first picture! Wow. So, I have an idea for you...

    How 'bout we trade some summer weather? Our July has been abnormally cool and rainy (we're so awesome ~ this is the EIGHTH month in a row we've set records for an average monthly temperature below normal. Hooray for global warming.), so we'd gladly trade some of that away for a couple of weeks of blistering heat.

    Is it a deal?

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  5. Beautiful pictures. That water would feel good!

    Last week it was in the 90s and one day it was 103. That is just waaaay to hot!

    My son used to chew on the lids and I'd have to throw them away and buy more.

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  6. we always used to boil the jug or run the tap hot and fill the paddling pool half and half - i know what you mean tho!

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  7. Wow. LOVE the pictures...I am always, ALWAYS a sucker for a from behind kid shot. So cute!

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  8. Wonderful photos and yes it does look refreshing....

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  9. Awe, look at them both looking at the water...so longingly! That is some beautiful scenery...it looks so peaceful.

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  10. Gorgeous pictures!!

    Send us some of your heat, we haven't even had a 'real' summer yet!!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the second shot with the refection. Amazing! I have cousins in Wyoming and I am bound and determined to make it there.

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  12. what a lovely spot in the world. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

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  13. What a view you got! I think the drive up itself must be gorgeous to the view you have.

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  14. lovely pictures!! Yes, it does look so refreshing!! We are dealing with the 90+ degree weather too...and it sucks!!

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  15. I can't imagine doing a century under ANY weather conditions...but esp not the heat!!

    We've cooled down more than 30 degrees to the low 70s! Yahooo!!!!! It even rained a little today. Never thought I'd cheer for the rain. ;)

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  16. Ain't that always how it goes? Just when you want the weather to do one thing at one time...nope. It will do it on a day when that is just not working with your plans. Like for us this weekend. We are finally going to end our dry spell on Saturday...the day that my brother is planning on having everyone over for a bbq. ugh.

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  17. Hello! Loved coming back to read your posts and see what's up. Glad to see you are still making great use of that wonderful camera. I have missed reading your posts. I didn't read down far, hope your cycling is going well too! Blessings!

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