Strange weather day

I saw these beautiful flowers at a neighbor’s house. I’d like this plant in my yard.

Does anyone know the name of this flower?

After feeling stronger, post Covid, I’ve been enjoying my morning walks. I’ve also spent time in my backyard reading and enjoying the warmth of the sun.

Sometimes we walk in the morning and afternoon. Yesterday was a very windy afternoon. Then this morning the temperature dropped to the high 30s. That’s after a few days in the high 70s.

Adding to the blustery cold temperature, my iphone told me the air quality is dangerous. That must be due to the particulate matter in the air because of the strong winds.

So, I am skipping my walk today.

I’m anxious for the weather to get back to normal — warm sunshine and no wind.

Random thoughts:

I stretched and did my crunches this morning for the first time since I was sick.

I broke a three-day streak of Wordle in three tries. Today it took five.

Yesterday, I got a pedicure and was shocked at the price. I paid $24 in Palm Springs, but I was charged $47 yesterday in Scottsdale. I did agree to a “deluxe pedicure” so there is that.

I’m trying to get a hair appointment because I don’t want to drive five hours to my old hairdresser. A neighbor recommended her hair dresser. I’ve been texting this new hair dresser for more than a week and don’t have an appointment yet. Apparently, she’s very busy and doesn’t usually take new clients!

I’m reading “Our Last Days in Barcelona” by Chanel Cleeton. I normally love her books, but this one is dragging. I liked “Next Year in Havana” and “When We Left Cuba.” It has the same characters, so you’d think I’d be enthralled, but it’s slow on action and long on dialogue.

What books would you recommend?

Have you read Chanel Cleeton and are you a fan?

35 thoughts on “Strange weather day

  1. Google lens says the plant is Edraianthus? Those are some major temperature differences overnight. No real way to prepare for an actual season when things change that dramatically. I have no book recommendations- I think we read very different styles 🙂 I am glad you are feeling better though and able to walk again EA!

  2. Ooh, that flower is a blue hibiscus! So pretty! The weather was so bizarre yesterday. I’ve been here my entire life, and I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a temperature swing like that. Also, if the stylist you’re talking to doesn’t work out, I’ve been happy with Foster Salon at Tatum/Cactus.

  3. According to Google lens it’s blue hibiscus. I just started Take my Hand by Dolen Perkins Valdez. So far I like it very much

  4. That is what a deluxe pedicure with stones costs in Florida for me. Great for circulation and the feet. Sometimes you can randomly get a great haircut from someone you stop by. One of the best and least expensive haircuts I had was from a chain but the stylist was from Texas and left for another salon. Sometimes you get lucky! Glad you found google lens, helpful. I keep doing my pt (35-40 min.) at home. Sometimes I take it outside with the allergies. I aim to build strength. Enjoy your day!

  5. I am glad you have recovered. Eat good food and keep yourself well nourished. Yes, light exercises and also relax and rest. Many Blessings for good Health coming your way <3 <3 <3

    • I adore my hairdresser at my old home. She’s so fun and good! When we go back, I make appointments with her, but it’s time to move on. The first time I made a hair appointment here I went to a local salon and the hairdresser had bright blue hair, a ring in her nose and was covered in tattoos. I thought I shouldn’t judge by her looks and I was being prejudiced. It turned out to be the worst color and cut I ever had!

  6. Beautiful plant! Glad you are doing better and able to get out for walks. We got that wave of weather after you. Waves of high winds with dust, then snow, then very cold. Should be nice again by Friday.

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