Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Keeping cool


We are having a bit of a heatwave here lately (though nothing, I realise, to compare with the summer temperatures some readers are accustomed to). I don't 'do' hot very well; I'm a real 'English rose' and really only comfortable within a small range of temperatures, neither too hot nor too cold. Luckily my house tends to stay cool. It has hefty stone walls and no windows that face directly south. But on the grounds that one really shouldn't stay inside on a rare summer's day in UK I try to head for trees, a park or some water.

Bradford's Lister Park has all three, so a trip there provided a pleasant interlude. This is part of the small Botanical Garden, which has some unusual trees and a little stream running through it, though that was barely a trickle in the heat. The garden's colour comes as much from the foliage as from flowers, but it has some very pleasing vistas. I once posted a Spring picture of this same area but looking the other way - here.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful park, it must be nice and cool in there !

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  2. This appeals to me. I don't do too hot either.

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  3. It looks a pretty park with all the different coloured leaves. Hope it was cool enough for you. We get used to staying inside in the cool airconditioning when it is too hot to go outside. I suspect your too hot is like our spring weather.

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  4. What a beautiful garden. I'm afraid I don't enjoy the cold, obviously something you're conditioned to I think.

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  5. Heat wave here too, so it's a real pleasure to arrive here an to find those beautiful pictures of gardens!Thank you! :o)

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  6. Somewhere cool and green to take a walk on a hot Summer day .... I'm like you Jennyfreckles I don't do hot and I don't do cold .... just give me mild with a soft sun and I'm happy.

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  7. What a lovely tapestry of foliage! And I really enjoyed the Open Garden visits -- if ONLY I could grow delphiniums!

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  8. It is very pretty, jennyfreckles. We are having a heat wave here, too, and it is supposed to continue through Friday. I am staying inside most of the time, but you are making me think that I should get out with my camera.

    An "English rose"? I love that term!

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  9. What a beautiful place for a walk.

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  10. Just being surrounded by all this greenery must make you feel cooler Jenny, lush!

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