Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a scorcher!

Nearly 90 degrees here today, felt like 100 to me. This isn't right, it's only April!
I worked a bunch on my new perennial garden. I got half of it tilled and planted. My body is rejecting all the hard work! Too nice to stay inside and paint but too hot to do much else. We went to Lancaster Central Park again today. I wanted to cool off in the river. Lots of gorgeous violets and other woodland wildflowers.



Also saw a very thin striped snake which I've never seen before. Wish I would have gotten a photo. Did manage to snap a few pictures of a red tailed hawk taking a drink from the Conestoga River and then later up in a tree.




13 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

0.o thats pretty hot!

what a neat photo of the hawk drinking :)

Paint Girl said...

The hawk is beautiful! Wow it's hot there! It's a comfortable 60 degrees here!

Sarah said...

Beautiful pics hon - my violets are blooming all over the yard. 90 degrees??!!! That's too hot for April!!

Bonnie Story said...

Wonderful hawk photo!! The reflection is really beautiful. Do you like to use Photoshop - maybe you can enhance the reflection and do a special big print of it for your office! Bonnie

Zan Asha said...

I always love your pics--especially the hawk. I went out also--I will have to post pictures soon! :)

Caron said...

Jennifer, beautiful! I especially love the pics you got of the hawk! It was a very warm one here too...too hot for this time of year..Im not quite ready for this amount of heat!

Meghann said...

AWESOME! I've never seen a hawk drink from a river like that - that is an amazing shot, good for you!!
I can't wait to see beautiful pics of your new gardens and I hope you have a great day :)

Totally Timmy said...

Beautiful flowers and I LOVE the hawk pics. I hate the heat so I think I will stay here in Ontario where I still to wear a jacket!

CTG Ponies said...

Beautiful hawk! It is far too hot for PA this time of year! My daughter had a gymkhana Saturday night. Poor horse still has some winter hair left.

Kathleen Coy said...

Hi Jen, getting caught up on your blog. Love, love, love your photos, girl!!!

MamaFlo said...

Great Photos of the hawk, I love wildlife photos (both taking them and looking at them).

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Great Pics! We must live in the same "neck of the woods" cause' it was 90 here as well! Little odd, but its supposed to cool down tonight. The hawk drinking is very cool.

John | English Wilderness said...

Fantastic pictures of the hawk. I've tried to get a picture of a sparrowhawk a few times, but I'm always too slow :-(

It's a shame the snake got away.