With the summer heat searing the Midwest, South and East Coast, I though that I would show some of my Summertime Blues. Time to Think Cool! Ahhh! Think of a cool summer shower, a foggy day or snow. Hope these blue flowers from my garden will help.
This is my Raja getting his first taste of snow last winter. He loved it.
These bright blue lobelia in a basket.
My Clematis Crystal Fountain is having a second flush of bloom. This bloom is even bluer than the first one.
My darkest blue hydrangea.
My lighter blue, more delicate blue hydrangea.
Again, my newest clematis acquisition, Clematis Romantika is a lovely shade of dark blue purple.
Clematis Julii is still blooming, but the blooms are a little smaller now.
My Clematis Jackmanii is now in full bloom. Just lovely.
The snow white bloom of my White Rose.
Even Mid-Summer flowers like Shasta Daisies have a cool, soothing white bloom.
My hosta, set in a cooler, shady spot in the garden blooms in white with a bluish cast.
Drumstick Alliums say Summer, but the color is a darker and cooler purple.
My darker pink Phlox.
And, again, my Lavender, which is not only a cool blue, but the scent is calming.
Last, but not least, is a look at a cool foggy morning here in the Northwest from last spring.
(I’m trying something a little different this time and loading my photos to my Flickr account. Sure seems to make it easier to load into the blog page.)
Tips To Stay Cool In Summer Heat
. Monitor the time you or your family members stay out in the heat, especially babies and the elderly.
. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
. Avoid caffein or alcohol. These dehydrate you.
. Wear loose fitting clothing of a light color
. Wear cotton rather than synthetics. It can breathe, while synthetics can’t.
. Exercise in the cooler times of the day.
. Use moistened towels or other cloth next to your head or body to cool you down.
. Keep a spray bottle filled with water handy. Even better, have one refrigerated on hand.
. Take frequent tepid showers or baths on hot summer days.
. Store your cosmetics in the refrigerator. This can be refreshing and soothing when applying them.
. Make use of fans to keep air circulating.
. If you don’t have air conditioner, go to the mall or theater part of the day. Yeah, I like this.