Wednesday, May 16

Bits & Pieces & Pics


A close-up of the photo below.



These "kissing balls" or pomanders lined the aisle for a recent wedding in Benson, NC., along with multi-colored rose petals. I wish the foxglove below was growing in my garden! It was in the yard of the wedding facility in Benson. It is one of my favorite flowers.




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I have a question for you. I was driving along this morning on my way to the lab for blood work and I wondered......since our internal body temperatures hover around 98.6, why do we begin to feel too hot when the air temperature reaches about 80*? I realize that 80* is not too hot for some people, but I am referring to the point at which your body perceives heat.

Why don't we feel coolish/normal until the air temperature reaches 98.6? Some of you scientific types may know the answer to that, and if it is a truly stupid question, please don't let on.



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Speaking of blood work, how can the doctor expect anyone to give a urine sample when she has been fasting since midnight and she already voided when she got out of bed?


































18 comments:

colleen said...

Does brocolli cook faster when you cut it up in small pieces? When you run to your car from a store in the pouring rain, do you get less wet than if you walked?

I don't know the answers.

You can wish me a happy birthday, but you won't believe what happened. The whole move was for naught.

I'm back!

Blitz Krieg said...

Wow, I get warm at around 75 degrees. Unless I'm swimming in a cool pool at the bottom of a waterfall.

rosemary said...

The flowers beautiful as usual...I get hot when it is 60, so I am not the one to ask and once I stopped nursing, I left everything I learned at the hospital when I walked out the door. I have your requested post ready for the morning.

Hale McKay said...

Hello and congratulations on the new site. I'll keep the link to the old one and add this one. I like the green background of the template.

raehan said...

I can always give a urine sample. I've got a terribly weak bladder.

Those flowers are gorgeous!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Those flowers are just beautiful Judy....amazing color.

Urine samples? You can't squeeze blood from a turnip. Sorry Doc.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL p;icture of those roses...in close-up and out oif close-up! I love Fox Gloves too, Judy...they are such an unusually shaped flower, aren't they? And the colors....YUM YUM!

I don't have a clue about the tempreture thingy, at all....But that is a GREAT Question about the Urine SAmple...LOL...What are they thinking???

Tabor said...

I asked my husband, who knows everything--or thinks he does, and he says that it has to do with body temperature tolerance and we have less tolerance for higher temperatures and that is why the heat symptoms kick in earlier than cold symptoms when it is like 55 outside. Does that make sense? If it does, that will be a first for this early in the morning.

Angie said...

I think humidity is a factor. 100 degrees in the south is nothing like 100 out west.

spagirl said...

Beautiful roses!
Shouldn't urine be 98.6 degrees when it's exiting? That would be some hot pee! I think someone should ask Dr. Oz, lol.
Michelle sent me, have a great day!

Kathy said...

You know, the humidity thing could be part of the answer. I live in the south, but when I visited Arizona I was surprised that I wasn't really even all that hot when it was in the 80's. Of course, I still preferred being indoors!

But I've wondered the same thing. And I'm sure my hubby has given me an answer that made sense, but I have no idea what it was! Sorry...if I can get the answer again, I'll let you know.

Bob-kat said...

That kissing ball looks gorgeous! Such lovely colours - it looks quite velvety!

mar said...

Those "kissing balls" are beautiful!!!
You have good questions here :)

srp said...

The body temperature thing is due to Thermodynamic Equilibrium. The body is constantly using energy which makes more heat. We have to get rid of it or we will burn up inside, so we get rid of most through our skin. The bigger the difference in the air temp and our body temp, the faster we can get rid of it. As the temp outside creeps up to or body temperatures it becomes harder for the heat to transfer from the skin. Sweat helps but usually, at least in the South, when the temperature goes up, so does the dew point and that horrible humidity.... the higher the humidity, the harder it is for our sweat to dissipate the heat... add in the heat absorbed by being out in the sun and you have a mess.

You can read and maybe they make more sense here.

Shephard said...

I was going to say it had to do with sweating and releasing heat, but I like SRP's complete answer. :)

Love the idea of petals lining a walk for an event. I'm going to remember that.

~S

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I asked a creationist once that very same question about body temperature and heat. And he said, "Because that's the way it is." See, they got all the answers.

Anna said...

Lovely.....such pretty colors Judy!

Beverly said...

The roses are so beautiful, simply beautiful. I love coming here and seeing the photos of flowers that you've done.