Friday, August 24, 2012

Heat & Humidity


The sunlight between 2 and 3pm can be so intense,
so my guys figure 
that if we are going to be outdoors
then we should be
carrying H2O and walking in the shade.


I totally get them,
I understand that the UV rays are penetrating
and can cause major health concerns.


so being aware and ready
is so important for immediate survival.


We hydrate before we begin our daily sojourns
and we rest whenever certain symptoms flare up.
These concerns have been foremost
in our thoughts this summer
because we've had 
a very unusually 
hot and humid season.



39 comments:

  1. Hi Y'all!

    Just trying to get around and visit all my friends I've been missing. Hope y'all are havin' a great day!

    Sophie, I have some good news for y'all in tomorrows post!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  2. Well there are signs that the humidity is on its way outta here! The nights are cooler, eh Sophie?
    I like these photos Ronald....had no idea what you were doing behind me!! You really did capture the 'feel' of that shaded path. Nice.

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    1. No one calls me Ronald and gets away with it alive, hear!

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  3. You're so right about staying hydrated, Sophie. I wonder if dogs lose more than humans do in this heat???

    Ron, great shadows!

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    1. I don't know Sharon...but I do know Sophie drives a helluva lot. Thanks re:shadows...the intenseness of the light popped out so Mr. Camera clicked away!

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  4. always stay hydrated and rest..
    Benny & Lily

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  5. Sophie thank you for reminding us to be safe and stay hydrated.
    We are having beautiful warm days and the nights feel like autumn aleady!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. YES...so glad to hear....23C today Saturday the 25th...thanks Momma Nature!

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  6. Looks like you and your dads are suffering with the humidity we had for almost the entire month of July. And I'm sure you'll be just as happy when it's over as we were. Yes, it's important to stay hydrated and in the shade, especially during midday sun.

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    1. We are now enjoying cool temps, Martha...unnatural is h & h that is high...global warming...that has to be the answer!

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  7. Dear Sophie,
    My eyes hurt just looking at those pictures... I hope you stayed cool and full of water!
    Licks, Cobi

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    1. I'm doing fine, now....the weather changed...thanks you Lordie!

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  8. Of course your Dads look after you very well Sophie. We always carry water for Annie too... absolutely essential.

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    1. Water is all I need when out walking along with treats too! LOL

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  9. Have a lovely Saturday and a cool one Sophie.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Saturday is/was cool, finally 23C!!!!

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  10. So, exactly how hot is extremely hot and humid?

    The shade looks very inviting. We've got to walk through an awful hot sun to find shade here.

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    1. I suspect it's nothing like your world Mitch, but for 'us frigid North Atlanticers'...anything over 28C with 100% humidity is unwelcome and very hard on the body! SO today as I relax with 23C with super low humidity I can think clearly with no fear of fainting or pushing the BP way high.

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  11. But you have warm....now we only have up to maybe 20+C. Summer ends now with August and autumn is marching in, You can see some signs already in the nature

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    1. This makes a HAPPY FACE for you and me because 23C is covering our lands now...YES YES YES....bye bye heat and humidity...out the door your go!

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  12. Over here it´s now finally cooler. *püh* Stay save and drink, drink, drink... *lol*

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    1. So good to hear Alex...as I sit here a few days later the cool 23C temps are allowing us to think clearly and feel refreshed!

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  13. Hi Sophie - this is Monty Dog's Mumu. I have some sad news. Monty passed away today after being taken ill. We are all very sad. I hope we can still be friends. Lily. xxx

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    1. So sorry to hear this Lily...we will be friends forever ... hold onto that, OK!

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  14. That looks like a pleasantly shady trail!

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    1. It's one trek we love to make at the park...however this day was too much with H & H!

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  15. Hi Y'all,

    Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a visit. I'm so glad y'all could make it!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  16. Hi Sophie. I've just hopped over on the blog hop to say hi.

    I'm glad the temperature is now coming down and it's getting cooler for you.

    I'm now following you.

    Sheba.

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    1. Oh Hi Sheba...so glad to meet you and thanks for following....Yes the cooler temps are so welcomed...now I'm hopping over to your world.....
      Sophie!

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  17. I always think how beautiful your world is, and I forget you have high humidity. I'm not a fan of humidity.

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    1. Yes this ol' humidity, from my recollection, never existed years ago in our area. It seems that the last 10 years have changed and now we have to expect it!

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  18. Sometimes the heat really gets unbearable! H20 and walking in the shade? Good plan
    Woofs
    Cotton

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    1. Hi Cotton...you are a cutie paotooie...no 2 ways about it...yes we all have to soooo careful with Mother Nature and her minions!

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