Friday, June 24, 2016

We're Having a Heatwave Weekly Link Round-Up

Where was I when it reached 118° (48°C) here in Phoenix? Sitting in the shady end of my pool with plenty of ice cold green tea and some excellent reading, that's where. I was perfectly comfortable, which is a very good thing because daytime temperatures are not supposed to dip below 110° for quite some time. Just to insure that you firmly believe that I'm strange... we're still running our evaporative cooler. Yup. You heard me. 118° and we haven't turned on the air conditioner. Methinks my English husband has finally acclimated!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, anyone?
One of the things Daisy and I did while she was visiting was spend a few hours at the Desert Botanical Garden. There's more going on there during a blast furnace June than you'd think. I'll be sharing more photos from there in the coming weeks

Many of the cacti that bloomed so profusely this spring have ripe fruit, and the birds and other critters are gorging themselves silly. When I saw this particular fruit to the left, I couldn't help but run a few Sci Fi movie titles through my head. How about you?

But I cannot dally. I have a corral filled with restless links. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • The secret messages hiding inside 17th century engagement rings.  
  • A Wisconsin police officer hits the jackpot with a Ty Cobb poster that hung in a barn for 90 years. 
  • The 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck which is famous for an "ancient computer" is still yielding new treasures. 
  • Mystery surrounds a rare Mary, Queen of Scots portrait. 
  • Scientists have discovered an ancient city that may be a terrible omen for modern civilization.

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Rico, a Marine Corps war dog, will be getting a final send-off with military honors.  
  • An elephant which was shot in the head walked up to a truck to ask for help. 
  • A rare pine martin discovery could stall some housing plans in Scotland. 
  • We have the technology to kill all mosquitoes. Should we do it? 

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!



  1. We had a miserable heat wave last week, Cathy! Yuck! I hope yours eases up. Thanks for that lovely 'photo - gorgeous! Now it's time for me to check out that article on secret decoder engagement rings... ;-)

    1. One of my favorite articles, Margot!

  2. Thank you for these. By the time I've sat here for a while reading links, I end up not knowing which ones to comment on.

    1. Thanks for making me laugh in the midst of a non-functioning air conditioner!

  3. Several interesting stories in your links, book stores and heat indices and a wounded elephant.


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