Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring, we miss thee

Today is Wednesday & do you know what that means? It's hump day, What's on your Wall Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday & to top it all off, it's Earth Day too. Wowza!!! This day has a lot to live up to. So I figured I would talk about the weather today.

I live in southern California where we have been experiencing a heat wave. Can you say "Global Warming"? For the past 3 or 4 days the temps have been in the high 90's to low 100's. That is pretty hot for April. That's more like summer temps, not spring temps. Where did spring go? I want spring back!!!! But you know what, this is pretty normal for southern California. We don't really get much spring weather here (at least where I live). We usually go straight from winter to summer & vice a versa. So I wouldn't call it "Global Warming". I would just call it "Normal".

So for What's on your wall Wednesday & Outdoor Wednesday, I thought I would show you a pic of our outdoor thermometer which is on the wall (imagine that). I took this photo last night at 6:07pm. Notice the temp? It says it was about 97 degrees at 6pm. Can you imagine what the temp was at noon? Luckily at noon I was in an air conditioned office at work. Not that I was lucky to be at work, only that we have air conditioning. Wait a minute, I am lucky to have a job in this day & age, so stop being an ingrate Kim & thank God you have a job!!!! Ok, Ok, I repent, I am lucky I have a job to go to & I am doubly lucky that it has air conditioning. Is that better? Is all forgiven? (I better knock on wood for extra measure too.)

I got this thermometer at the thrift store a couple of summers ago for I think $5.00. Works pretty good.

Luckily the heat wave is ending today. It is only suppose to be in the 80's today. Then by the weekend we are suppose to be below normal in temp, back to the high 60's. I know, I know, those of you that are still experiencing winter are thinking that I am an ingrate for complaining about warm weather. But I am a woman, I need something to whine about. So don't take that away from me. I'd be whining if it were too cold as well.

While I was out in the backyard last night I noticed something else on my wall so I took a pic. I figure it qualifies for "What's on your wall Wednesday" & "Outdoor Wednesday" as it was on the wall & it was outdoors.
We have a lot of lizards at our house. Usually they hang out on the retaining wall, but this one was on the wall of the house, so I hurried up to get a pic before he scurried off. Isn't he cute? Well at least for a lizard?

So there you go. I don't have much on my backyard walls. I do have a lion fountain but it was too dirty to take a photo. I kind of showed it in my Target birdies on holiday post, you can find it here.

Now be sure to visit Barb at Grits and Glamour to see all the other participants in "What's on your wall Wednesday".
And then stop by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see all the participants in "Outdoor Wednesday".
Oh, have a Happy Earth Day too!!!


Chandy said...

Lovely, lovely choices! Great for today's OW! Awesome pictures!

flmom said...

Love the "I'm with stupid" cartoon!

You definitely have hot temps. We still have our windows open and I am shocked. This is the farthest into spring we've gotten EVER without having to turn on the a/c already. Love the gecko pic - we have them everywhere too.

Happy Earth Day!

Smilingsal said...

I get goosebumps from looking at lizards. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Kim,
Yes!!! it is hot there that's the kind of weather we get in the summer here too. loved the picture of the lizard , maybe he was trying to get in where the air condition was. Thank you for sharing and I am glad you are getting normal temps, back.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Cute cartoon, loved it. Yes we're still crying about cold weather here! Seems we're just not happy....but I'm definitely a more happier person in warmth! Lu

Debbie said...

Love the thermometer. Of course, I need one of those Debbie

xinex said...

Pretty pics. Where are you? I can't believe it goes up in the
97's there already and I thought it was hot here, only in high 70's for now. Thanks for stopping by....Christine

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KayC. said...

Love the cartoon! ;-D

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Ohhh my...the 90's are really hot! Sorry, I'm probably not much help...I would whine right along side of ya...hehe!!! Last week we were in the 40's...this week feels like Spring is here! Today is was about 74 and soooo beautiful! I threw open my windows and doors and basked in the fresh air!!! Hehe!!! I really did enjoy it!

Girl, that's got to be one of the prettiest temperature gauges that I've seen...and it was a great buy!!! I even like your lizard pic...I kind of like lizards..they're interesting little creatures! hehe!!!

Have a terrific day tomorrow, Sweetie!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan