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Beginning of a Long Hot Summer...

There is not much to say in this blog today...other than the heavy down pouring rains, flooding the city, county and even our yard, has finally stopped and moved out of our area! I'm grateful for that. Even tho, we were in a severe drought. Now that the rains have gone, we are now experiencing high humidity. And with no overcast sky -hot white, blistering sunlight-, the heat index has soared! I don't walk my usual 10K steps to be sure. As I type this up, our heat index is predicted 108-112° F! You just can't beat mother nature. On Saturday, leaving before sunrise to beat the heat, I only walked about half an hour before I had to turn around, retreat to the air conditioned car.  It's officially, by temps anyway, the beginning of a Texas Summer.  That's okay, I had a day's worth of laundry to do. I walked the boardwalk at Hans Suter Park...



Now, this is more directed toward my generation [you youngsters can skip this part if you choose]. My title today: The Long Hot Summer. Each year, I say it. And it reminds me of the dreadful...well, Do any of you remember the movie with Paul Newman and his soon to be 2nd wife, Joanne Woodward, and Orson Welles? OMG, how the critics ranted and raved about the movie! I watched it back in the early 60s, and several times over in later years [thinking it'd get better] and it is STILL one of the worst, driest, movies of all time -IMHO. But, that Paul Newman...sigh!!! I do have to admit the two Joanne and Paul definitely had some chemistry. Maybe the movie hit my sore spot because of the poor direction and writers? Ya, maybe.

I personally thought Mr. Newman was a B rated actor, except for two. The Color of Money [he won an Oscar for that portrayal], and my ALL TIME favorite movie of the Western genre, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!!

    Butch Cassidy: ... all they got in Mexico is sweat and there's too much of that here.
    Sundance Kid: [chuckling] You just keep thinkin', Butch. That's what you're good at.
    Butch Cassidy: Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.


We live just minutes away from Old Mexico...I don't go there...Texas, all they got is sweat. Don't need to travel any further.


...and to continue showcasing my Trolls...

My 10th Troll Share

TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
LARGE
Soft Sculpture Clown


circa: late 70s



58 comments:

  1. This is almost like a Court Jester Troll! I saw The Long Hot summer many, many years ago. Your dragonfly photo is wonderful!! So are the vivid blue flowers.

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    1. I like that blue flowering bush too. Plumbago.

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  2. Can't say that I've ever heard of that movie. But I know Paul Newman.
    It's starting to heat up here again. Of course our heat is nothing compared to what you get.

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    1. Maybe not quite as humid, but I've been in PA I'm the summer & remember being uncomfortable.

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  3. Your photos are just gorgeous and I hate the humidity as much as you do but I do love Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Paul Newman's eyes are incredible and Sundance was eye candy too♥

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    1. Ya, they were both great to look at!!

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  4. Hello,
    Love the photos! The Heron with what is it a Cormorant is great. We are having some dry hot weather, maybe some thunderstorms popping up later. I loved Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Hope your week has been super Eileen.

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  5. I saw the movies all of them and the only one I sorta of liked was Butch Cassidy. i find that any movie that wins awards are the ones i did not like. i must say i have never watched any of these a second time. once was enough. we are also in the begeinning of hot human summer and yesterday it was still 92 degrees at 5 pm, i didnot look up the feels like, i came back inside. I noticed when we walked this morning at daybreak Beau and I were walking slower than we usually do and I did not go out for my second walk.

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  6. I never got the hype about Newman either. But he's awfully pleasant to look at!

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  7. I liked Newman in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof with Liz Taylor, too. He was an okay actor-but oh- those eyes. The first time I saw JoAnne Woodward was in Sybil and I thought she was an excellent actress. Happy Tuesday- Hugs- Diana

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  8. I don't remember the movie but I'm sure I've probably seen it. Great photos Anni. I'm sorry about the heat, you know I can relate. Still no rain here but the humidity has been high anyway. *sigh*

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    1. How 'bout now, getting any rain yet?

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  9. I rarely watched movies and still am not interested in them, but did see Charlton Heston and he was my favorite. Humidity sneaking in here too. Love the AC. Hope you stay cool and comfortable.

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  10. That heat sounds nasty. You may have to become a nightwalker.
    I remember seeing that movie but not much about it. Pretty sure I went for a Paul Newman fix. I mostly saw his movies for the eye candy. He was a looker with amazing eyes.

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    1. Nightwalker...sounds like a suspence thriller!! Or a serial killer...(jk)

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  11. You are reading my mind!!!!

    I have wanted to ask my Dear Readers, in very HOT places, how they stand it? See, I am born and bred a "Northener". Plus, my ancestors came from Northern European places. So maybe, aversion to being _hot_ is inbred. But I surely am adverse to it.

    Of course, this has gotten more pronounced, as I have grown older. -sigh- But even years ago, heat/humidity would eventually get to me.

    Sooooo, if people were born/bred in the hot South, are they better able to deal with it?

    A/C... Yes, I know A/C. But how can you live your life, cooped up in A/C?

    We like windows uncovered. In the heat of Summer, it is necessary to cover them, on the South side. And it feels like living in a cave!!!!!!

    I asked. So off I will go. -smile-

    Gentle hugs,
    🌱💛🌱

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    1. I think one gets acclimated, period.

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  12. Never saw that film. Never was a Paul Newman fan.

    But was a Robert Redford fan. _Was_ is the operative word!!! I saw "Butch Cassidy and The Sun Dance Kid," in our long ago theater on Broadway, a zillion times!!!! Really! Just kept going to it, over and over and over, during its run! LOL I was crazy, at that time.

    Anyway, my fav. lines were; "Who _are_ those guys?"

    At night...They are lying on the top of a mountain/rise....Watching the line of Pinkerton men, carrying lanterns, continuing to hunt them, AT NIGHT!

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh S**T!!! R.R. was gorgeous, in that film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -grin-

    Gentle hugs,
    🌱💛🌱

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    1. Yep, I could never understand the swooning over Paul Newman's acting either.

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  13. HaHa..all they got is sweat..love it.
    Boy oh boy, that's too hot for me...white and blistering..no thank you...
    We went from 99F two days ago to 74F today..It feels like 50 F to me. I had to put a blanket on last night..I'm a wimp. Still no rain for us..droughts are awful.
    Just have to say that I always thought Paul Newman's eyes were something else..piercing
    Sue

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    1. Yep, white & blistering for the next 3-4 months.

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  14. Oh my that sure is HOT. Don't blame you for not walking!!!
    I saw the movie a couple of times. I like both Paul Newman and Robert Redford!!

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    1. Probably 50 times for us (Or more).

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  15. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! I think that may have been the first movie I saw, and I enjoyed it!
    It's so hot here too. Supposed to rain, we keep hearing thunder but the sun is shining. so we'll see.

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  16. Splendid series of photos captured here! I love the heron and dragonfly. We need the rain here now. Our lawns are drying out. Despite being a youngster, I enjoyed the remainder of your post. ; - )

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    1. 😁. Good knowing you enjoyed the last part too.

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  17. Great photos. I like the person fishing.
    We are hot here in NORTHERN Wisconsin... I wrote NORTHERN in caps because get this we hit 100 degrees June 4 and 5!!! We are in the 90's all week.
    The weather is as crazy as the world.

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  18. That kind of heat and humidity would keep me close to an air-conditioner. I don't do high heat very well.

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    1. When power goes off, it's all about driving around.

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  19. A clown Troll...that's different.
    Stay as cool as you possibly can. I can't even imagine what it would be like out your way.

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  20. "The Color of Money"... a really great movie! I have never seen "The Long Hot Summer" tho. I must admit I'm not a movie-watcher. I have always had trouble concentrating that long. I love your sweet little clown troll, Anni!! ~Andrea xoxoxo

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    1. Seriously, with that movie, it's one my mind wondered too.

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  21. Excellent Dragonfly Shot - Thought About You With All The Flooding Reports - Stay Strong

    Cheers

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    1. Our rains have left now. My sister tells me it's HOT on the Western slope, too!

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  22. I wilt in the heat, and we don't even have your humidity. I use my treadmill and stream videos while I exercise. Thank goodness for AC!

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    1. I have a stationary bike, but never use it any more.

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  23. Such high temperatures, stay as cool as you can.
    I'm enjoying seeing your troll collection :)

    All the best Jan

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  24. I remember that kind of weather. I try to tell those who haven't experienced it that it's like getting hit with a giant warm wet sponge the minute you walk outside, and the sponge is them HELD ONTO YOUR SWEATING GASPING FACE by Mother Nature! Your Heat Index is just terrible! But good on ya for walking a bit! I remember that movie. Yes, named "Long Hot Summer" but it did not sizzle!

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  25. Slight break in heat, but I understand heat is coming back. I hope drought doesn't keep going on.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. I just don't know what is worse, drought or flooding rains.

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  26. Great photos in your post. It is in the 90’s and high 80’s in northern Virginia.

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    1. It's hot in your neck of the woods too, then!

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  27. Paul Newman had the most gorgeous blue eyes! I don't think I've seen Long Hot Summer and probably won't bother trying since you said it's so bad! I visited a friend in Texas a long time ago in July and yes, the humidity is a whole new level! Now she lives in South Florida, which is actually worse!

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    1. South Florida is pretty much like Corpus!!

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  28. the hot chocolate has sucrose better known as splenda. thanks for making me look at it because i did an hour of research on sweetners this morning and wow, did i learn a lot... coming soon on Mad Snap. thanks for the jiggle of my mind.

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