Jul 12, 2020

Sunday Salon: Weeks of Very Hot Weather Produce Flowers

Getting ready for more hot weather: It's been high 80s into the 90s the past 10 days or so and seems this will continue another week, with temps going up to 100 degrees midweek. Thank heavens for our central air, which we put in last year. 


The garden is going great, however, due to the rain in spring.  This picture of delphinium was taken before the explosion of pink cone flowers in the same flower bed. 

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A galley from Netgalley:

Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Nov. 10, 2020 publication by HarperCollins

Description: a brilliantly complex literary thriller, the follow-up to Magpie Murders.
Susan Ryeland is asked to return to England from her home in Crete to solve the murder of a man whose death was solved in a book she edited and published some years ago. 


Book club selection for August:



A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

March 26, 2019, Penguin
Description: In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. 


What are you reading this week?


Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


13 comments:

Gayathri Lakshminarayanan said...

It is getting hotter by the minute here in Dubai too. We are trying to stay in anyway, so summer is not that bad in 2020. I hope you enjoy those lovely books.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your books look good! Our temps will be triple digits all week, but the highest will be around 107. I still remember the year (2006) when it topped 110 for fourteen days. I headed for the coast. Not an option these days, but the AC is pretty good.

Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

We always have hot days in the summer, but we almost never get into the 100s because we are so close to the Gulf. We always have a nice breeze, too. Of course, on the downside, we also occasionally get hurricanes.... And we could not survive (of course I did until we got central air when I was eight) without air conditioning.

Beautiful purple flowers. I regret that I didn't get some flower seeds this spring. By the time I started looking online, they were gone. Maybe I should look now for fall.

I enjoyed Gentleman in Moscow so much. The central character and his situation is fascinating, I thought.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Beautiful flowers! It's been humid here and grateful for central air. I did enjoy Gentleman in Moscow.

Ruby Jo said...

The weather is turning hot here too, with the temperatures between 80 and close to 90. We're supposed to have some rain in the middle of next week, and hopefully that will cool down the air a little bit. I hope you enjoy your book for the book club! Stay safe and happy reading.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Here the the Pac NW we are one of the lucky ones. In fact the weather isn't even supposed to be that nice or hot this week at all. Stay indoors. Stay cool. We will all get through this. My Sunday Salon

Yvonne said...

Lovely garden pic. Your books sound so good.

I hope you have a great week. Stay safe!

My Sunday Post is here.

Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings said...

What beautiful colour in the flower, I bought more bedding plants today to add more colour including a bright yellow sunflower which has been christened Sunny by my youngest!

Nicci said...

I can't stand it when it gets too hot... One of the reasons I'm a lover of Autumn! :)

Love the flowers. I hope you have a good week.

Suko said...

What gorgeous purple flowers! We have had very hot weather the past two days, but it is supposed to get a bit cooler starting tomorrow, fortunately. Enjoy your reading in the week ahead, Harvee. I hope you will visit my blog as I have a couple of new posts! :)

vvb32 reads said...

Your garden is looking great! Stay cool and happy reading.

Tea said...

Your garden looks very healthy. The Delphiniums are beautiful. Have a good week.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

It’s the middle of winter here though it hasn’t been cold enough yet to need the aircon on, my heated throw works well enough.

Wishing you a great reading week, stay cool

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