Monday, July 08, 2013


We have finally reached ZED.
The last letter of the alphabet and for ABC Wednesday.
My Hubby and I did reach ZED or the end of the line last week!

The temperature soared to 112F or 44.444C.
Too hot....
 It completely ZAPPED our strength.
That was the ZENITH for us!

So we said...let's ZIP up to the mountains and find some relief.

We saw this lovely tree with a lone blossom on it.
I haven't a clue what it is but I thought it was pretty.

On our way to the mountains we took a side road and walked
an easy trail by a stream.
This lamp pole caught my eye.
It's rather ZANY looking the way it's tipping.

As we looked for any  ZEPHYR of a breeze we found this
pretty little lake.

If you enlarge this shot you can see one tiny cloud above the forest

All the sweating and hot temperatures called for some delicious
ice cream.
It really got our ZEST back.....

The Pine forests were full of ZIG ZAG fences.

I'm glad the temperatures have come down and our energy
isn't ZAPPED any more.

Make sure you ZOOM over to my sidebar link to see what
others have posted for the letter " Z ".

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Sandra said...

love the zig zag fence and i want those cones... num numm
you certainly found lots of Z's and i could us a zip to a cool mountain about now

Ginny said...

Yikes, will your air conditioner even keep up with temps like that? That red flower is out of this world gorgeous!!

LC said...

That flower gave me a zesty bit of cool. It reminded me of some delicious gelato on a November day in Florence, Italy. Glad a little zip has replaced the zap!

Wanda said...

Zippity, Doo Dah...You did it. And you did it well too.

I just couldn't finish the round. But I'm excited to start a new round. Wonder what I can come up with for "A".

Hilary said...

A fine job of Zee Alphabet once again. Those ice cream cones made me drool and the mention of a warm breeze made me smile - one of my cats is named Zephyr.

Meryl said...

114 degees YIKES. That water scene looked refresing, though!

Roger Owen Green said...

ZOUNDS! 114F! Ice cream is REQUIRED!
ROG, ABC Wednesday

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful and great Z words.The red flower looks stunning.
Thanks for your visit.
Yes zoos are necessary for the endangered species to keep at least a few of them alive.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Ann said...

Ice cream has a way of renewing our zest-looks yummy. The trip up the mountains looks cooling. We are over 100 degrees today and we have tickets to an outdoor theater tonight, I think it will be anything BUT refreshing.

Luna Miranda said...

you got me craving for some ice cream.:) it's still warm here, and i'm ready to zonk out.:p

Hildred said...

You have made marvelous use of those Z words - I like the looks of those ice cream cones!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

With those temperatures I would be running for the mountains too! Beautiful red flower!

Gemma Wiseman said...

So love the beautiful flower! No idea what it is, but it's just beautiful! And the leaning post made me smile! Even the lamp seems to be a little out of line! Such character!

Carver said...

Heat zaps me too. Great shots and take on the letter Z.

richies said...

Ice cream is a great way to beat the heat!
An Arkies Musings

Leslie: said...

Wow - far too hot for moi! I'm glad it's cooler here, but still quite warm enough! Love the story you wove with your words.

abcw team

ChrisJ said...

So many good Z words. You are simply astonishing! The red flower looks like the ones on what we call the flame tree. It is like the Jacaranda only red instead of blue.

Anonymous said...

the ice cream cones are too tempting given the hot weather.

Hazel said...

Thank goodness for ice cream! Love the lake and the zigzag fence.


Mar said...

It's time for an ice cream cone here too! love your pictures and choices for Z :)

Jesh St Germain said...

Ice cream - or galato that's what we ate whenever we got the chance when we were in Lucca, Italy.
You managed to find a lot of Z's in this post!

Along These Lines ... said...

A great collection of Zs

Lise said...

That sure is hot! I can see how that would zap you for sure! Entertaining Z post:)