Monday, July 2, 2012

Oh, To Be in England. . .


Walking through the Cotswolds in the rain...

Another survival strategy for this heat -- 
looking at these pictures from five or six years ago...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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16 comments:

Ms. A said...

Very nice! It might be cheaper to just buy an AC, to beat the heat. I've heard trips to England aren't cheap... I wouldn't know that, personally.

Merisi in Vienna said...

Dear Vicki,
you are missing England, its beauty, and, may I dare say it, cooler temperatures?

We are going through a heat wave. Slouching is the better word, moving slowly. Temperatures reached a 100°F the last few days, and will hover barely under that for the rest of the week. I open the windows at 6 AM and close them an hour later.

Stay cool,
Merisi

Thérèse said...

I like especially the picture of the ram...
So much charm in the English countryside.

Kath said...

lovely. And really appreciate the rain.

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful pics!!! Whatever it takes to distract us fro this heat!! Have a wonderful week!! Cathy

Jean Baardsen said...

I think your snow/ice pictures worked better for cooling down. These photos, though beautiful, make me think "humidity" instead of "cool." But, hey, whatever works! Have you tried freezing some grapes? Makes a very cool snack. We used to do this for my Dad.

Brian Miller said...

very cool...def on my list of places to visit....nice pics...

supposed to be under 100 today....woohoo!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

And our British friends are complaining bitterly about their rain and cool temperatures.

Vicki Lane said...

I posted this before I went to bed last night and around midnight was awakened by thunder -- a line of storms dumped an inch and a half. Wonderful!

Barbara Rogers said...

Great to travel a bit in memories, isn't it? Our weather is giving us the punch we feared with last winter's lack of deep cold and snows.

Darla said...

Beautiful. The stone homes and walls were one of my favorite things when I visited decades ago ... and I bet they still look exactly the same. :-)

Star said...

Lovely photos Vicki. They make me feel like I'm at home. Wait a minute, I am at home! But not for long. I'm returning to Tennessee in August. Hope it cools off by then.....

katy gilmore said...

England's weather right now is just exactly like ours in the Northwest! The weather is always nicer, clearly, elsewhere. You are too hot and we are too cold. But never mind. You had rain, and our weather traditionally changes on July 4 - not a moment too soon!

Frances said...

We are now reaching the mid summertime in New York when those of us who (foolishly, perhaps) refrain from air conditioned homelife (which would matter more, the world or our finances) begin to wonder.

I always remember that I grew up in the southern USA well before air conditioning existed, and so might have survival genetic. And yet, how glad I am to be able to go to work in an ac place.

I think I might have to write a blog about the old days in NYC when the subway train cars were not air conditioned. We just melted in our minimal private places.

Memories...

Martin said...

Perhaps you'll find your way across to the UK again, someday?

Vicki Lane said...

Frances, I, too , grew up in the South before A/C and remember fondly the attic fans that kept the house reasonably cool. I think as more of Florida was built and paved over, it became hotter. That's one reason we headed for NC. And we choose not to have A/C for several reasons -- the main one being that having an air-conditioned house makes it hard to go outside. And there's the impact on the environment and the budget -- both considerable.

Martin -- I hope I'll be back. It's the budget, again ...