This post is about our short trip that was cut short today. And believe me, there was a whole lot of sweatin' goin' on! Phil and I went with a friend to a local and widely famous flower and daylily garden. But when we got there, most of the fields of flowers were past their prime or hadn't bloomed yet. Bummer! I did get these pictures of the remaining ones, though. Something I hadn't taken into consideration was the heat, 90 degrees. While looking at the flowers, I sweat so much that I got sick. It was HOT! Making matters worse were these pesky sweat bees. They were crawling and flying all over the flowers, making it troublesome to get good close-ups. Sweat bees are small bees that are usually hairless and there are many kinds. So named because they are attracted to human sweat and like to drink it. So I was their afternoon tea! Fortunatly, I was very mindful of them and did not get stung. I was so relieved to get back into the cool car that it took me a moment to see these thunderheads. After surviving the bees, we now had to race home to avoid the dreaded pop-up storms, and weather reports of hail. I later found out that the hail was as big as ping-pong balls in some areas, but thankfully we avoided it! Now showered and cool again, my hot and sweaty day reminds me of one who sweat like no other. It's all in the perspective, isn't it?
"Jesus went out as usual to the Mount Of Olives, and his disciples followed him... An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground." Luke 22