Monday, June 23, 2008

Zen Monday: 68 Degrees Celsius

The heat wave broke last night.

(Thanks to Tony for the tip-off on this shot.)

12 comments:

Susan Carrier said...

With that kind of heat, who can blame the sculpture family for parading about in their birthday suits.

Knoxville Girl said...

But is it a dry heat? ;-)

Bernie K. said...

That explains why the Sculpture family looks so bronzed …

Ben Wideman said...

I've passed this bank many times, and while this weekend was approaching 155, I think it always says that. Cool nights are 155 too I think.

But it did feel that hot. My feet were burning the other day.

babooshka said...

I cannot imagine what this kind of heat must be like, apart from being in a Tennesse Williams play. Even the turquoise sky is a colour of heat I can't relate too. Very eyecathcing and eveocative

Christie said...

Seriously! 155?? Oh my! I think I'm glad to be up North even though I would dearly love it if it was over 70!

Bernie K. said...

Yeah, it's just unprecedented. The Weather Channel just said it could hit 170 next week. People are stockpiling water, etc, mainly Evian (easier to pronounce).

Jim said...

OH, thats some heat. bernie k is on today.

Michael Coppess said...

I knew it was hot over the weekend. Nice touch on the lights even they are red hot.

Katie said...

Great composition; and fun to catch this record temperature. The bank could at least offer free fried eggs cooked on their thermometer. Glad the heat broke down there too. My apartment was 82 degrees on Saturday night, and 65 by Sunday morning. Whew!

Petrea said...

Ha! Susan, you made me laugh quite out loud, then I laughed again at knoxville girl's comment, then again at Bernie's...

Then darn it, Ben, I thought the thermometer was broken because of the heat. Now you tell me it's always broken. Bummer.

Babooshka, Christie, it got to about 105 here. (Rarely does it get much higher in Pasadena.) I thought the highest recorded heat on earth was in Death Valley in 1913, 134 degrees. I was wrong. It was 136 degrees in the Lybian Sahara in 1922. Here's the link:
http://tinyurl.com/6yvlju
I was once in Joshua Tree when it was 117 degrees. You do not want to be there.

Not without your Evian, at least.

Thank you Michael, I'm glad you noticed.

I'm guessing you didn't sleep much on Saturday night, Katie!

Lydia said...

I noticed that red light and the red hand in warning, also! It even serves as a great sub-message concerning global warming.