Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Honeysuckle & Heat Wave

81 degrees today - after all the cold of winter it feels like a heatwave!

We went to MY little park today - the one with the walkway in the trees only we went on the back path that goes through the woods. Dog oh dog we were doing some heavy panting !!!!

Now one of the things Mom LOVES about this park is the honeysuckle which is growing wild EVERYWHERE. We are sure the park people hate it because it has just taken over - but Mom says when it flowers in a couple of weeks it will be like walking on a cloud of scent "DUH.....we think the Mom has lost it!" Last year Mom found this gorgeous colored honeysuckle and this year she is going to snip a bit off and see if she can strike a cutting of it.

Here we are having climbed up the hill to where the lookout is. That was a workout in itself especially on such a HOT day :) We headed over the troll bridge (ah - I remember when the Dweeb was to scared to cross over it and Mom had to carry him - he was a wee pup back then and thankfully it doesn't worry him anymore)

The one good thing about going uphill is that it is all DOWNHILL on the other side. Of coarse we didn't have much shade but all the trees do have tiny leaves on them so it won't be long before this is our shady glen again. See all those splashes of green in the undergrowth - that is the honeysuckle - it is growing like crazy already.


  1. Oh my mom loves honeysuckle, and was hot here yesterday for once, but today snow is on the way...go figure!
    stella rose

  2. Nice trail hike but I'm sure the shade will make it nicer in the Summer...Make sure to join us for Park Day on 4/26!

  3. 81 degrees!!! Hope you're not melting!!!

    There isn't any honeysucker over here; at least not in my yard :((

  4. Well, it may not after today, we be getting that deadeed ice this morining and a dump truck of rain, thats how big the drops are, and its coming you way,STAY INSIDE its cold, 28 degrees here in OKC

    The Mad Scots

  5. Ooooooh I has nevers seen a colored honeysuckle, only da white ones but they do smell really good. Has your mum evers drank da juice from one? Mum used to do dat when her was little...must be what's wrong with hers now.

    Goin down hill is even more funner when you goes full speed...hehehe.


  6. Woof! Woof! WISH we haave a heat wave here but Spring disappeared and winter is coming back (SNOW showers). Odd. Love the scenery of your walks. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. You guys are so lucky that your weather is nice. We are supposed to get snow on Friday.

  8. Your woods looks like great squirrel hunting territory. Glad your weather is warmer now , so it ours. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. We love that honeysuckle too. We see the green, spring has arrived
    Benny & Lily

  10. SHe loves honeysuckle, used to drop the nectar on HER tongue as a child. Hope you find the one you want.

    Great walk, love your park.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  11. It iz raining Cat'z and Dawg'z here..Our Spring juzt isn't coming. We luv'z honeysukle, we have the yellow one in our garden.. big hugs xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  12. I love the path you take. We see spring popping all around us also. We have a path that has wildflowers growing all over and well like you are walking on sunshine as the flowers are a thick carpet of yellow.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William The Scot

    pss ~ Puddles Dogville Pub is a great addition and I bet Puddles could take on that gypsy madam.

  13. Mom loves honeysuckle too - it smells good too, right?

    Great walkie. We went from the 70s yesterday to 38 today. But no snow, only pitiful rain.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. HOneysuckle smells soooo good!

    Hope it cools down for you guys soon. HOT isnt fun.

  15. :-D Hehehe, we are having totally the same weather guys! It's about 80 degrees here and OMD am I feeling it?! We absolutely love the smell of honeysuckle too, but we've never seen a colored flower one! Beautiful!! I hope that you guys had an awesome walkie!!

  16. It is hard to be outside in the heat with no leaves on the trees for shade!
    Our mom LOVES the smell of honeysuckle!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  17. Love the smell of honeysuckle! Wow you have a great place for walks too! Love your babies!! Cute!

  18. It is crazy how hot it got today! Did you get bad storms?

  19. You doubled our temp! And my MOM loves loves Honeysuckle.

  20. Mum laughed at your comment regarding walking up hills..... during my peeps' hikes around Australia mum was always relieved at the "down" walks.... but soon found out - what goes down must soon go UP!!

    She is not very fit. BOL!

    Your park looks lovely and it will be nice when it springs back into green and flowers!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  21. 81 degrees? That would be too hot up here, even in the summer. Right now it's still a cool 45 degrees or so. Those kind of temperatures only come in the summer, off and on. That's when we have to put on our "cool coats". Your honeysuckle sure look nice.

  22. 81????? I don't think it got above 40 here and it rained. Now it's 35 and it's so darn cold out. We are miserable!

  23. Reilly and Denny-
    The first warm days are a bit shocking to the system. But, soak up that lovely sun and we can smell your honeysuckle over here in Oregon...Mmmmm!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  24. Ooo...a whole field of honeysuckle. Lucky you!


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