Thursday

You Know It's Hot When.....








... even the Crows are panting.





This is the Bay of Fundy,  afterall... it rarely gets panting-hot here...



Wish I could have found the camera a few seconds earlier,
when all of them were panting at the same time..   it was so cute...






*** Note ***

"As with almost every aspect of life in the Maritimes the ocean plays a large role in our climatic conditions. The oceans and waters of the Bay of Fundy heat up and cool down at a slower rate than the air around them.  The Bay of Fundy has an average summer water temperature of between 8-12C and winter temperatures of 0-4C.  This results in cooler summer temperatures and warmer winter temperatures. "
* taken from "Climate and Tides"


27 comments:

Jasmine said...

You have some beautiful green there. Its good to have a moment to share with the crows :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

It's miserable. All my lovely hydrangea blooms have turned brown. That's never happened before.

Perhaps the Earth has had enough?

Sharon said...

Hey Gwen, It is so great to have a post from you! Monday it was in the 40's and raining here. I spent the entire day in a turtle neck sweater and still we caved and started a fired. Thankfully we should reach 70 today.
Miss you much!~Sharon

Dyche Designs said...

Funny, I've never seen birds pant before but I can well believe it. 100F here today.

Shayla said...

Hah! I didn't know crows would pant. That's neat.

ArtPropelled said...

I want to tell them to move into the shade!

Alina said...

Our birds are panting too! Even the squirrels are slow and lethargic. Hope it gets better for everyone. Great to hear from you XO

alaine@éclectique said...

You're hot and we're doing a freeze!! Best winter we've had in years...love it!

shymama said...

I didn't know that crows pant. :)

George said...

Glad to have you back, Gwen, and I can empathize with the crows since it has been hovering around 100 degrees F here in Maryland for more than a week. Oh to live in a place like yours where the summers are cooler and the winters are warmer.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Shymama, DD,and Shayla.. yes, they really were all walking along with there mouths wide open... I don't think it was a trick and that they were really just waiting for some bugs to fly in .. they looked so HOT..

Robyn, You need to come and direct these silly young things... Teach them some common sense.. haha...

Jasmine, These guys are great fun to watch... there are 5 of them and they go everywhere together..

Alina, George and Alaine.. there is quite a heat wave over most of North America.. and to think we were all wishing for warmer summer days, well mostly that the bay was warm enough to swim in... no luck there.. the plants seem to be advanced in there blooming schedules too and last winter was the mildest we have had here..
a "remarkably" good winter... not much snow plowing at all...
Unusual weather patterns certainly are showing themselves.

..sorry to hear about your hydrangea, Pamela.. that is strange.. they usually last for the longest time.. it must be very dry too...


Hey I miss you too Sharon!!... great to hear from you....I have been following your posts... Loved your "Austrian and the Heron" and "What's wrong with this picture" and the "Bear"... (well really I love them all) ... you are getting wildly fluctuating temperatures too... if only I could figure out how to get some of this heat out to you...
stay in touch, xoxo..

Anet said...

Awww... The poor crows.
We are sweltering and muggy here also.
Autumn went to Florida and it was cooler there than in Michigan this week, that's crazy!
Our squirrels have been hiding in their nest, waiting for the heat wave to be over. It's weird not to see them running around.

Right now Sharon's 40 degrees sounds like heaven to me:)
I miss both of you, more than you guys will ever know!

Shelley said...

Hello My Seaside Friend! I have just returned from the Oceanside to the heat of the city. Stay there dear one - it's hot here! The haze over the ocean, the fog rolling in and out so quickly today was actually very relaxing. The dog and rat, like the crows were panting but now they are just lying with their bellies to the cool floor/pen. 'til next time my thoughtful friend. Tea at week's end. :)

...louciao... said...

Aren't we lucky how it cools off in the Bay of Fundy area at night, though? I'm enjoying a cool midnight breeze wafting in through the office window now after having the windows closed most of the day to keep the heat out. I have resolved to not complain about the heat this summer--it seems such a long time coming and so short-lived. Panting crows? Really? Must be as cute as a cat sneezing.

Arija said...

I've been hoping you would post something soon. Was getting a little worried about you working too hard on your shop project.

So nice to see a sign of life!

Love . . . Arija

The Crow said...

I am another crow who is panting!
But crows don't worry.
We keep laughing at everything and everyone.
Squwaaaawk!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Awww Anet, I miss you too.. touching how we get connected to each others' lives even when we have never met in person...penpals with pictures...... your reaction was exactly my feeling when I saw the little crows.. .. crazy weather is affecting everything...hope your little squirrels found a cool tree to hang out in...

Louciao and Shelley.. right you both are... the fog rolling in last night felt so refreshing... almost felt guilty when I know so many folks are sweltering.. but No, I am not going to complain about the warm weather either, there is always a bit of shade to get into if it gets unbearable... funny most of the time in this part of the world we hardly ever venture into shade..

Hi Arija, thank you for your thoughts.. the studio is taking a while to get through all the steps needed to finish it off.. I have taken so many pictures along the way that I don't know where to start to show a bit of our progress.. I have to do some sorting.. I finished the cedar shingling and now John is working on the crackfilling of the drywall.
I hope you are feeling well...

Crow, Haha! I imagine you cool off pretty quickly when you are soaring in the currents... and I think I heard you laughing at dawn... caw, caw..

kathi dunphy said...

Great shots Gwen, I love how the landscape turns that sort of phthalo blue in the distance.

Lord Wellbourne said...

Greetings, Gwen! There's a 'cold' front moving Eastward in the next day or two so we'll get some relief soon. Maine, The Maritimes, and the crows will get some much needed precipitation. I wish I felt as cool as your posts are!

Chris said...

Hello Gwen, Wishing you cooler days ahead. How are things coming along with your gallery? Cool wishes from Wisconsin. Chris

Seth said...

Always great to see you here Gwen. Hope all is well!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Kathi, I was trying to figure if it was due to the haze or the slight fog that drifted by.

Hello Lord W, The rain arrived, very muggy now.... time to sit back with a long cool one...

Hi Chris, doing plastering and trying to repair and embellish a pr of very old double entrance doors today... Thanks for the well wishes... same to you!!

Thanks for the visit Seth!

rivergardenstudio said...

I am always so happy to see that you have a new post... I can't believe it is so hot there... do you like to swim in the bay? I love seeing your land and the panting crows...roxanne

Ruth said...

Oh hello, Gwen! It's so good to hear your chimes from way up in the Bay. I never knew crows panted, that must be strange to see. I hope you can work in the heat and keep creating your beautiful jewelry and art in comfort.

Guillaume said...

Gorgeous pics. It is hot down here too, in the South East of England. We were in the Lake District, where it was much cooler, and much more comfortable.

Deborah Carr said...

I do love to watch our family of crows at the feeder...I try to figure out what they are saying...oh, how they natter at one another - just like a family potluck. Now I must watch to see them pant...

Gwen Buchanan said...

oh Roxanne, I wish i could swim in the bay .. but it's too cold.. up to your ankle is about all anyone can stand...

Hi Ruthie, hope you are enjoying your summer with your family... the weather has cooled off to a nice comfortable temperature now.. bless that Fog!!!

Hey Guillaume, it must be beautiful there... is appears to be a place caught in time...

Hi Deborah, I believe this crew are the same ones that hang around on the barn roof and the apple tree at my neighbors house... they caw almost like they are ordering till she throws them out some bread... guess they are sort of singing for there supper...