July Photo Challenge: Staying Cool

I completely missed June’s photo challenge last month. Lately, life has this bad habit of derailing my plans; regardless of what they are. Peanut and Twix were gone to their dad’s house in Alabama all month, so Entrepreneur and I tended to vegetate whenever possible. Is vegetating even possible anymore? Doesn’t seem like it.

This month PJ’s theme is Staying Cool. Appropriate for the hot, summer month of July. Even though we didn’t do anything spectacular, I think I captured some contenders for this month’s photo challenge. So here goes……

Staying Cool #1
The Golfers from Jax Beach came to town the first of the month for a week and brought their Florida temps and humidity with them. During that time, we hosted an engagement party for them for the family and friends here in the Heartland. Thankfully, we have quite a bit of shade on our property, so no one suffered from heat stroke during the party. Here are my two very “cool” daughters!

Staying Cool #2
Who are these “cool kids”? These youngsters at heart would be four of the five grandparents who stayed to the bitter end of the engagement party! Hanging out in the shade with a cooler full of beverages made for a relaxing afternoon in the heat.

Staying Cool #3
Floridians know how to stay cool in the summer heat. Even though she was born and bred in Missouri, she’s a coastal soul…and will never be landlocked again.

Staying Cool #4
This is what you get when you combine the goofiness of a water-loving Golden Retriever and the playfulness of a Standard Poodle. A 50 pound, goofy, water dog. The hose and sprinklers are always a good way to cool off when you wear a fur coat 24/7.

Staying Cool #5
Ahhhhhh….everyone’s gone and Entrepreneur is napping. Time to float with Captain Morgan and a Pepsi 0. And shut off my brain for a while.

Staying Cool Bonus Shot
The end of July brought some relief from the oppressive, middle Missouri summer heat. Here’s a bonus shot on staying cool during the summer taken with my phone. Okay….it’s a screenshot….but I think it should still count! 🙂

Posting early this month because, come Monday morning, Peanut and Twix will return to our care during the day until school begins….and I’ll get even LESS done than I have these past six weeks! Blog hop over to PJ’s on July 31st to see how others stayed cool this month.

5 thoughts on “July Photo Challenge: Staying Cool

  1. Lisa, hasn’t the humidity this July been horrendous? We’ve had weeks of it in a row. Today, however, we got a nice break and felt so good not to sweat. This summer has reminded me of my years spent living in Florida.

    Wonderful photographs for this challenge! Love the one of your Floridian daughter staying cool! How true, Floridians do know how to stay cool.

    What a precious photo capture of Cabo. What an adorable face 🙂

    Your temps this week are much better than ours. We’re still getting high 80’s and 90’s. UGH 😦

    Have a super week, my friend. And stay cool!

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  2. Gosh, I’m reading this on a day that Calgary is expecting its ALL TIME highest temperature. Shade, cool drinks, sprinklers and air-conditioning are the order of the day. Looks like your “cool” family and friends used all those methods and more to beat the heat last month. Am very jealous of your crystal-clear pool right now. Hope you’re enjoying it for me and overheated folks everywhere! 😉

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