Wow Us Wednesdays 25

8.03.2011

Wow, we are at #25 already. How time flies. Y'all always show us your best each week and I thank you for joining this party. I am sorry that I was not a very good host last week. I just have not had time to go through last week's links and choose features. With packing for a weekend getaway, then coming home early for a funeral, unpacking, laundry, and cutting this huge yard I just could not get it done this week. I am sure you understand and hopefully this will be a much better week.

I didn't want to do a post without any pictures so here are some shots in the yard today when I finished the yard. We have fall color coming in already. Not from cool temps, but from this extremely hot and dry summer.

Yep, this poplar tree in the backyard is already yellow and losing its leaves.

These fell within a few minutes of me cutting the grass.

I have one more hydrangea bloom on a very thirsty bush. I cut it and it is soaking in water.

I added black dye to the pond to shade out the sun and keep algae growth down. You can see the black to the left. It will disperse and the whole pond will look black and clear.

One good thing that came from our short trip last weekend was a few great finds. Here is a peek at one of them. I will share more soon.

That's it for me. Now show us whatcha got this week!

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53 comments:

  1. Hi Kim! Looks like you have a pretty piece of pottery to show. Love the color! If this heat keeps up here, we won't have any leaves left! Tomorrow's going to be a real scorcher! Linda

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  2. I like the peek. Would love to see the rest. Thanks for hosting Kim.

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  3. Hello Kim,
    It has been such an interesting summer I wonder what kind of color we will get for our Fall.
    We all have those busy weeks - thanks for hosting - hope you have a wonderful week,
    Kathy

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  4. very intersting about the dye in the pond.

    your poor tree, being in ca i am used to triple digits for months on end with no rain for 6 months, heavy clay holds every little drop of moisture deep down to make plants handle the heat, its sad to see yours struggle now :(

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  5. Hi Kim...looks like you found a great piece of pottery...anxious to see where it ends up!

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  6. I hope your trees survive the heat! It was 110 here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas yesterday, and 108 today... no relief in site either. Your new pottery piece is a real charmer and as always, thanks for hosting.

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  7. Thanks for hosting Kim!!

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  8. My bad girl, I almost forgot to comment and say thank you. I can't get over your tree Kim, that is something else. Can't wait to see what you scored.

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  9. We are so wet, it never dries out. I would be more than happy to send rain your way if I could!
    Thanks for hosting...
    Faye

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  10. Can't wait to see the pottery Kim.

    It is hot and dry here, too. No one is mowing now, it is that bad. I usually don't like to rush the seasons, especially at my age! But this year, we will be welcoming Fall with open arms. Found out today this summer has been hotter than any other since 1988. It is 101 at 7pm. Our gardens are all but gone.

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  11. Your yard is always gorgeous and I love the colors changing. Hopefully you will get some rain soon. Can't wait to see the treasrues you found. Thanks for hosting. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I had no idea about the dye. Good to know. My neighbor has a pond. I think you found some pottery pieces for your collection. I love the color.......
    Thanks for hosting

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  13. It has been really hot here and we have a maple tree on our street trying to turn. Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  14. Wow! I can't believe the leaves are already falling? Time sure flies!
    Thanks for hosting another party!
    Sherri

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  15. I want to see that piece of pottery!

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  16. All the leaves are curling up and falling from our trees too. This will not be a very pretty fall. Lots of leaves will already be gone and the ones left will just turn brown and fall. It was 110 here today. And there is no end in site. Well, it will end come end of September.

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  17. I've thought of you and your family this week. You're in my prayers.

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  18. I'm sorry to hear that you had a recent loss. :(
    I had never heard of the black dye trick before. Is it a special kind of dye specifically for the pond...?
    Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Thanks for hosting Kim, We all enjoy
    viewing all the new ideas people share here.

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  20. Hi Kim, my hydrangeas just pooped out, I guess the heat has gotten to them. It's not been this hot here in years. 105 today, crazy for southern Missouri. just linked up, thanks for hosting! xoxo Debra

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  21. Hoping you have a much better and relaxing week. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. :)

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  22. I have dead leaves in my yard too. It's just been too dang hot. Sure hope you are riding and not walking that mower! Thanks for hosting...

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  23. Thank you once again for hosting, sounds like you are running yourself ragged!

    Carol

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  24. Good looking piece of pottery we are getting a peek at. Yes, lawns, trees, plants are really suffering. It was 111-degrees here today & we have been promised more of the same. No rain in sight.

    Thanks, Kim, for being a gracious hostess.

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  25. Sigh. Our trees are doing the same thing. It's just so hot. Can't wait to hear about your finds. :) Thanks for hosting sweet friend!

    Heather

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  26. Well, I love all the shares you have here but the WOW I got this week was with SweetCheeks peeking into the shower at me-so I guess I will spare everyone THAT Wow! Hard to believe how dry you are there and we are flodded with water here- xo Diana

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  27. Your hydrangea is gorgeous Kim.
    I didn't know you could add black dye to a pond to help with algae....guess I need a pond to figure these things out!

    My labs would never ever be dry again. Better not get one.
    ;)

    Would you believe, I posted the red striped life jacket because it reminded me of your antique framed swim suits in your guest bedroom. So funny you were first to comment.... and on THAT one image!

    Thanks for coming by busy wonder woman. You must never sleep.
    xx
    Alison
    Love ya!

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  28. ahhh, fall is coming. Just stopped in via the link party. What a bunch of great projects!

    Bernadette @b3hd
    b3hd.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi Kim,
    Thanks for hosting the party! This heat is doing a number on the plants and trees. I love summer but I'm starting to wish for cooler days!
    Jane

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  30. Seems too early to be seeing falling leaves! How times flies and especially when we're busy like you have been lately! Great pottery find! Thanks for hosting WOW!

    DD

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  31. Signs of fall already! Can't wait to see your finds!

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  32. You're such a decorating tease! Thanks for hosting!

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  33. Poplar trees & dogwoods are always the first to give up here. It makes me sad when it happens. That is crazy about the black dye. I had no idea you could do something like that.

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  34. All of the trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers are suffering..and some have died, due to this high heat and severe drought here in West Texas.

    Here's to a much better week for you and your family.

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  35. Can't wait to see what you found! Thanks for hosting the party!!!

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  36. I am so sorry we are all suffering from this heat even our bushes trees and flowers even I water my hydraneas every day no blooms

    I love your pottery already anything with a cute little finger handle is good

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  37. Such a fun party! Thanks for hosting!

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  38. Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

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  39. Thanks Kim for the party!

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  40. This looks like a fun party! Maybe I will link up in the future. Thanks for hosting!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  41. The heat is oppressive and we have made the decision to cut back on watering except for the flower garden and potted plants. I find that very hard. Thanks bunches for hosting. hugs♥O

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  42. Oh Kim, such gorgeous ohotographs!! Thanks for hosting, I love this party! Lots of hugs, FABBY

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  43. Great photos Kim! Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party...Marcia

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  44. Hi Kimmie! Sorry you've been working so hard and it's so hot! Hopefully today you can rest.
    Now I hope I'm not overstepping the bounds by entering your party. I've made some gifts for my Roo/Chickie party and brought that today for your party. If it's not allowed you can delete me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  45. Thanks for hosting kim.

    Kathy

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  46. Hey Kim, thanks for dropping me a comment. Your blog is my #1 favorite I have been following you for some time. I'm just getting back into blogging, but really wish I had more time. I love your many projects and I love your house. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations.

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  47. Looks like your poor poplar is suffering in this heat. Hope you have been deep watering it and give it some fertilizer this fall. Thanks for hosting.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  48. We were experiencing the same falling, crunchy leaves too but not in the nice fall way...ughh this heat and lack of rain!!!

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  49. I'd never heard of adding black dye to the pond to keep algae growth down...how interesting. I can't wait to see what you found...that piece of pottery looks very promising! Thanks for hosting. Vanna

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  50. Kim, You've peeked my interest! Can't wait! Thanks for hosting!!
    Debbie

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  51. Hot and dry. That's all our weatherman says. I could do that. I want his job! I'm surprised the pond still has water. Can't wait to see your new finds.

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  52. Hey there Kim~ I am late to the party- but linked up now!! Thanks so much for hosting! :)

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  53. Kim,
    This summer sure has been a hot one! We have lost some leaves here already. I hope we get some of that rain that is coming up the coast. I am also sorry to hear of your loss. Thanks for hosting - sorry I'm late!
    -Shelley

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