99 in the Shade

Jun 26, 2012 | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Looks like we are going to hit 
103 degrees this week!!!
Alas, we’re in the Chicago suburbs and not in St. Martin.
Have you ever been to Mullet Bay?
Aside from Paris (or anywhere in France) and Door County 
it’s my most favorite place in the world.    
It’s like giant swimming pool and like no place else on earth… though  I’ve never been to The Maldives.
Can you imagine?

My garden is suffering… the lawn is yellow and burned…
My roses are fading in this heat and the weeds are FLOURISHING.  I’ll run the sprinkler for a couple hours tonight and try to weed what I can once the ground is nice and muddy.

The best decision we ever made to make it through these scorching Midwest summers is our giant, 10-foot “blow up” pool.
$70 of heat relief.  
I don’t know WHAT I would do without it!

That’s where I’ll be the next few days!
How about you?
Are you enjoying or surviving summer?


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Images, Google, “Mullet Bay” & “The Maldives”


  1. Valerie

    It’s a scorcher here in KC, too! I’ve been walking at 5:30 AM just to beat the heat! My first year to have 4 raised planting beds going…and they’re struggling. The other night hubby forgot and left the sprinkler on for 3 hours…oy! Dreading that water bill. As for the lawn…it’s toast. Literally. hehehe

  2. Becky C

    Girl, we are so wishing for a built-in pool right now to make it through this Louisiana summer!! But a blow-up sounds like a great idea 🙂
    Stay cool
    And those are some gorgeous photos!!

  3. Stephanie

    I am surviving the best I can. It’s HOT!

  4. miss flibbertigibbet

    We just had a HUGE storm last night and it brought beautiful cool weather…I turned off the AC today, opened the windows and took some time to sit on the porch….gorgeous…it won’t last…soon we’ll be back to Virginia heat and humidity!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  5. Noël

    Since I am pregnant with my 3rd (due in July), I am afraid I am surviving. Although, the heat in northern CA has been very mild so far. It is not uncommon for us to reach 115. Yuck!!! I wouldn’t mind being on those beaches with the family in tow right now…it would be rather nice. I’ll be dreaming right along with you. Sigh. 🙂

  6. Ena Ronayne

    gosh here in Ireland we don’t get the kinda heat you guys seem to get however it’s 24 degrees celsius today which is boiling for us. Curious about the blow up pool and where I could purchase one? Loving your blog and as for those images. Dreamy <3

  7. Pur et Simple

    CrAzy! – Here in WA state – we’ll hit a whopping 70 today. (Maybe even a bit warmer) and it will be SUNNY!! – Summer? I hope we have a summer. BUT, I am so thankful we are safe and not in the midst of all the terrible fires in CO.
    Enjoy that sunshine – and an iced coffee. 🙂

  8. Priscilla

    Sorry you are sweltering. Here in the beautiful Northwest it is in the 60’s and 70’s. I’m not a fan of summer and can hardly wait for Autumn. I feel for you.

  9. Amber

    Aaaa… summer came with a vengeance! Had the kids on the slip n slide today… me? no way! I’d be too sore tomorrow.

  10. Splenderosa

    Well, you know what they say:
    Great Minds Think Alike !!!

    Too too funny, Ang.

  11. Mary Palumbo Collings

    Thank you for visiting . Angela… I love my espalier too. It was not a whip, I got it 7 years ago and it was bearing fruit . I love a belgian fence. I’ m considering putting one on one side of our home. Love your photos, our weather here in San Diego has been great… we are so spoiled. Have a good night.

  12. Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    I feel like I’m enjoying my Summer, even though I am crazy busy. It helps keep me sane, actually!


  13. Lori

    UGH!! Its 97 at 5 P.M a whole 3 degrees cooler then a hour ago! I live in South Bend IN! SAY HUMID!!!
    Stay cool in the pool!! Lori

  14. Cat Van Slyke

    It’s hot here in AZ too! Those are some beautiful pictures though.At least it will be cool again soon. (: I’ll be dreaming of beaches too until then!

  15. Corrina

    Hi Angela, right now I am sitting by my fire with my Pyjamas and dressing gown on and recovering from a very serious flu which has had me bedridden for a week! It came pretty close to when I had pneumonia few years ago- and on top of me being ill my youngest has had it too and had the whole week off school so I could see myself on one of those beaches for sure- we’ve had a very cold and wet winter this year- misery! xxCorrina.


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