Hudson Valley Musing


Speechless Sunday July 24, 2011:Last bloom before the heatwave

I was happy admiring this orange colored bloom and then the heatwave struck. Yes, this was my last bloom; now the garden beds are dry. I tried watering, but, it was a scorcher like I have never seen and the plants wilted.  Will the flowers come out to play again? Or, is this going to be the shortest blooming season I have seen in a while?  In that case, I had better enjoy the last bloom just before the heatwave.


Orange colored flower

Drops of water on orange flower

Dew drops on flower with orange petal

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Comment balloon 15 commentsJennifer Fivelsdal • July 24 2011 05:22PM


Hello Jennifer,

Just gorgeous - hopefully the heatwave will snap and we will all be able to enjoy more blooms.  Have a lovely week!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team) about 5 years ago

Jennifer, all three of those are spectacular but the middle shot looks like professional material to be displayed at the gallery.  Everything about that one is perfection.  Thank You!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) about 5 years ago
these are so awesome pictures... i guess the sayuing is true pictures are worth a thousand words.
Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) about 5 years ago

Jennifer  Hope springs eternal, but I'm not so sure that works in a garden - just enjoy the lovely bloom and photo  :)

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 5 years ago

What perfection that middle shot is. Is the bloom from your garden? It must be a lovely yard.

Posted by Maya Swamy, Ph.D. Long Beach, CA - (Funds Available) about 5 years ago

Glad you captured these beautiful flowers on film!  I can't believe how hot it got.  Maybe sunscreen next time :) 

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 5 years ago

Hi Jennifer,

Absolutely beautiful! Still pretty hot there? I've been in the desert in SoCal now for a few days and it's 96 (& that's the desert) where it's supposed to be even hotter. Hope you're suviving okay!

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) about 5 years ago

You got some nice shots there.  Should last a lifetime.  I also lost a plant over the weekend.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, -) about 5 years ago

Jennifer this weather has not been kind to people or flowers.  Lets hope for a little cooler weather soon.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut) about 5 years ago



They are gorgeous ..hope they survived the heat wave


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 5 years ago

Jennifer: Your last bloom photos are just gorgeous! I hope they last just a little longer for you!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) about 5 years ago

Thanks for stopping by. 


Lisa it rained today and I was very happy.  I might even have grass again to mow :)

Kevin thank you.  I like the drop of water on the far right.

Donna I love photos they say so much.

Karen when it gets that hot a bit of dreaming helps :)

Maya yes from my garden which is now a complete mess.  With the rain today maybe somethings can be salvaged.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 5 years ago

Joan don't put ideas into my head, but if it works I sure would apply it to some of my favorite plants :)

Lynda it is back in the 80's and it rained today,; couldn't be happier

Sorry to hear of your plant lost, I think we all lost something.  Hopefully it is all behind us now.

George glad the hot spell finally broke.

Hannah looks like I might get a few more blooms.

Joni it rained today and it looks like a few blooms might make it.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 5 years ago

Hi Jennifer.  Nice flowers, every bit as nice as ours in Hawaii.  Wishing you a cooler season for the rest of the Summer.


Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty) about 5 years ago

Beautiful flowers Jennifer, thank you for sharing them with us!

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Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) about 5 years ago

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