Sunday, July 31, 2011

Images & Words Week # 117 ~ Beat The Heat!

Hi Images & Words! I'm Debby. I think most of you know me already, If not , feel free to add me to your friends list so we can get to know each other. I'm honored to be hosting the group this morning and I hope you enjoy the theme!

With much of the US being under a heat dome, I've chosen "Beat The Heat" as the theme for this week. Of course there are those of you who aren't experiencing these extreme conditions, so you might like to consider doing Hot or Cold for the challenge. Photos of icebergs welcome, as well as tall, cool glasses of ice tea! I hope all of you stay cool and well hydrated during these hot, hot days.


The Rules:

Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. 

The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.

Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words. 

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here. 

New topics will be posted on Sundays.Posts can be made through Saturday.

One post per person only please.


  1. Welcome Debby Good Morning and what an excellent theme you have chosen.
    Here it is winter still but signs of warmth are springing forth gradually.
    I love your photo and very funny quote.
    Such fun the little ones are having in your Heat Wave there....I am off looking for my 117 I&W now.

  2. well the west coast would love all your heat lol

    will think of something

    yours are darling

  3. Great theme, Debby! The photo pictures well how hot it was... love the colours, the children playing and that green frog framing the kid wearing a green t-shirt...

  4. Hey, Debby...good morning and how lovely that you are hosting this week!
    The theme is definitely fitting for us in the states. ( wonders if Milli swims in the snow///LOL)

    Be back in a bit...I think I have an idea

  5. " ( wonders if Milli swims in the snow///LOL)"
    LOL...No snow here Except on the rare occasion it falls on MT Lofty and up in the hills. The snow if it does fall will only last a few hours as this is a very moderate climate here Linda. As for the sea too cold for swimming now but good in about November and excellent in January.

  6. I'm loving the entries this morning. We'll have temps up in the triple digits this week in SC, so I'll be revisiting these very cool (ing) photos for a little relief. I'm off to church now but I'll be back around lunch time to view more. Thanks all of you, for participating.

  7. Thanks so much for hosting Debby and what a lovely, fun and warming photo! My feet are ice cold
    so maybe I'll just take a photo of them lol...

  8. Steven Wright, for those unfamiliar with his work, is a standup comedian specializing in acerbic one-liners.

    Bet the mom in your photo, Debs, is a dancer. And bet the little girl on the right is KK.

  9. Good one. and it comes at the right time too.

  10. Thanks, Leon!

    You're probably right about the girl. Yes, that's KK on the right and Sara in the green.

    In case my I&W friends are wondering who this stranger is in our midst, Leon is the love of my life and poet extraordinaire.

  11. And Debby's the love of my-now happy life. T&W--talented and wonderful!

  12. For the purists--make that, now-happy life.

  13. Hey Deb, Where ? Did You get the idea for this Theme?? Huuuummm?? Giggle~!!!
    I would Like to Beat it with a Stick, if it would get rid of it. Enough already~!!!
    Let's send it all over to Milli~!!
    Hey, did anyone notice that Winner Banner?... Well... I sure did. Hats off to Ms. Belita.
    Lovely Belita~!!!

  14. yes, thank you, Weenie. I did notice the new banner, but failed to mention it. It is wonderful, Belita! It has a contemplative feel to it, like the man is lost in deep thought. I love the colors, has a contemporary look and feel to it.

  15. Of course, I noticed it. I voted for it!

  16. Wow... I feel ashamed.... Believe it or not but just now I noticed the new banner. Thanks to all of you who have voted for it and commented on it, today....

  17. Hi Deb love your theme. I will be posting.
    Been busy today would you believe it
    was hot SAturday and rained a little
    today at our car show. Wore my coat.
    Yesterday I was in snow. In the Mts.
    Really unusual weather.

  18. It looks fantastic Belita. A great banner and thanks to Joel for placing it here.

  19. Hi Deb loved your photo. I can't even imagine being under a heat spell.
    So glad you are hosting
    My picture will cool you off.

  20. I sure did notice the Banner was one of my favorites.

  21. I haven't gotten an entry done yet. This is neat

  22. Got my entry done. Hope it brings a smile to your face as you see how the Rockin' Heart Horses beat the summer heat.

    Rockin' Heart Ranch Images & Words Week 117

  23. I haven't had an entry in a while, for which I apologize. But I have one up now. I love your photo, Debbie, and love Steven Wright's words!