Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Signs of summer

We turned the AC on yesterday.  The air was a little thick and it was warm.  The shop has no natural cross ventilation, so it's important that we do what we can to stay cool for the flowers, the rabbits and us.

The landlord installed a screen at our request across the transom window.  The AC is in a window on the floor (the floor was dropped for some reason years ago:  the window used to be in the basement). So the bunnies stay cool on the floor and the hot air rises and goes out the transom.

We get about two hours of direct sun in the early morning.  Without our cooling system, everything would cook on a hot day.

 Signs of Summer are here.  Heavy fog this morning and clouds lowering for an afternoon downpour.
It's breezy but humid.  I'm not complaining...yet: just preparing for the inevitable.

Meanwhile we're making pretty flowers.  These are for Jen.

Petals is recovering from his bonding session with Alice yesterday.  She's fairly willing to make friends, but he's cranky.  Everytime she gets near him, he hits her, or bites her face.  She put up with that a couple of times and then she bit him back.  No wounds for either of them, but big chunks of fur were left on the floor.  She's definitely waiting to be groomed by him.  There's always a standoff with their heads touching.  He's waiting to be groomed as well.  This may take a while.

This is Alice giving me the Evil Eye because I latched her hutch for the day.

She's big and bad.


An Urban Cottage said...

Bring on the Dusty Miller!

Bow Street Flowers said...

Steve! Have decided that dusty miller in bunches smells terrible! And I like it growing in pots but not in the garden!

Jen said...

I had no idea that rabbit have such strong personalities and opinions on suitable companions!

I'm not ready for summer. Will bury my face in the flowers and pretend yo didn't mention it.

flwrjane said...

It is hotter than hades here. But it sure beats cold and rainy and foggy.

The roommate is from Indiana. she is in misery.

Misery: brought to you by Washington DC.

Really, dusty miller smells?

I have a vase of peonies to my left.

That's a nice smell.

xo J.

Bow Street Flowers said...

It's all peonies now, eh Jane? Gobbling up every last petal until the season is over!

Terri said...

Have you considered a heat reflecting window film? We used some on an aluminum door and are pleased with it. It can also be installed professionally--for considerable cost, I'm sure!

Me thinks that gorgeous white rabbit has a little attitude :)

Bow Street Flowers said...

Terri, I didn't know about that. I'll look into it! Thanks.

rachel said...

And beautiful.....

Amelia said...

Uch, I know what you mean. It's like walking in soup out there for the last three days, a/c on broke my no May rule. Oh well. That is one big rabbit.