Hip Hip Hooray ..... it's official, Summer started TODAY!!!

The dang wabbit didn't eat my sunflower WOOOWHOOO
@rebelann (41384)
El Paso, Texas
June 20, 2016 10:59am CST
Boy am I one very happy camper. In the first place those dang wabbits didn't eat my sunflowers and in the second place Ally and I can play with the water hose in the early morns. Now I know I've added my picture to this but I wanted to post a link to one of my alltime favorite summer songs, it was the first summer songs to come out after graduation day in 1969: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B5EtjNNf60 I hope that worked. Do you remember Sly and the Family Stone?
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 16
Is that sunflower as big as it looks? It's lovely and I'm glad those wabbits left it alone. Yup - it's summer and it's been chucking it down with rain today.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
Well, it is a big sunflower but I imagine the ones you've seen in your garden are much bigger .... I haven't measured this one yet. Boy, rub it in, you're gettin rain while here its hot n dry.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
22 Jun 16
@rebelann I haven't got any sunflowers in my garden - I like flowers that keep on coming.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
Ummm, I'm not sure what you mean @jaboUK the sunflower stalks have many more blooms trying to form which to me means they'll come back.
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@responsiveme (16329)
• India
20 Jun 16
@rebelann thanks .i'm listening to your favourite summer song right now. Upbeat....
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
I hope you like the mix of songs, that group was one of my favorites back in 1969, the year I graduated high school.
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• India
20 Jun 16
@rebelann I did and its great to be sharing songs.I did a post on songs and colour just now.Would like to get your comment on that :) sunflower photo is beautiful.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Glad you like my sunflower @responsiveme I'll have a look....
• New Delhi, India
20 Jun 16
No but I heard about Flintstone's
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Ummmm, you’re not sayin I’m old are you? Just so you know, I’m in denial
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• New Delhi, India
21 Jun 16
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@marguicha (94880)
• Chile
20 Jun 16
I am growing very envious with all the summer posts I´m reading. Today our winter starts and I am VERY cold. No like here!
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Oh no, I didn't know Chile ever got cold. Well, those down under are also in their winter as far as I know so you're not alone, I recall reading a few summer style posts when many here in the US were suffering those winter storms ...... thankfully it doesn't get all that cold here, but to me 50 is already too cold.
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@marguicha (94880)
• Chile
20 Jun 16
@rebelann At the very south of Chile there is snow for a great part of the year. It is near the south pole. I don´t live there though. The climate of the city I live in is similar to California.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Oh wow @marguicha I wouldn't have guessed Chile got snow in parts of it .... so do you mean southern California?
@DianneN (78468)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Great song and great photo!!!
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
Thank you ..... didn't it make ya wanna dance?
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@DianneN (78468)
• United States
22 Jun 16
@rebelann Everything makes me wanna dance!
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
That's wonderful @DianneN happy people are such a joy.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
20 Jun 16
Happy Summer! hope it doesn't get too hot...
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Why thank you Sishy, it's pretty hot here, from around 29(c) in the mornings to around 39(c) in the afternoons but at least we don't get a lot of humidity so it is bearable.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
20 Jun 16
@rebelann ah, you hit the triple digit Fahrenheit with that 39C, don't you? take care, stay inside and stay cool!
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Oh yes @sishy7 I take care all right, usually I don an oversized white shirt and put a white light cotton scarf around my head then I turn the outside water on and let Ally bite at the spray, it gets her all wet and me a little wet ..... oh butt watt fun
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@sofssu (14462)
21 Jun 16
That sunflower looks huge.. Very pretty.. Happy summer to you.. Have fun, keep hydrated.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Jun 16
It is pretty big .... er, was, it's becoming seeds now so I'm wonderin if those dang wabbits will be back to eat those seeds. Well, if they don't those doves sure will.
@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Jun 16
Beautiful flower and yes, I do remember Sly.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 16
Thank you ..... those were the days, weren't they.
• United States
20 Jun 16
I am always looking forward to summer until I realize how much I hate hot weather
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
I like it hot, not much of a cold fan
@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Love Sly and the Family Stone and love these songs.Beautiful big sunflower
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
I'm glad you like my sunflower, I was so happy it actually grew so big. I have to admit I do miss the bands of the late 60s early 70s, they were so original back then. Sly was such a clown but the stupid media didn't bother to reflect much of that back then.
• United States
20 Jun 16
beautiful pic'f that sunflower. i reckon those dang wabbits decided to cut'cha a bit'f slack this year. i recall the band. the link seems to only "work" if'n ya put't one the bottom here? but folks can always highlight't 'n then go to't.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
Thank you Yep, so far so good, them thar wabbits haven't been round much lately most likely cuz it's so dang hot right now or else they're busy with a brood.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
20 Jun 16
I graduated high school in 1969 too! Yep, I remember this song.
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@rebelann (41384)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 16
Boy did we see a lot of original stuff back then, now look what's up, it's all coming back.
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