The view from my perch on the mountain

Man is it ever hot!


According to our indoor/outdoor thermometer it’s 99°F (37C) in the shade but that’s better than today’s high of 102°!

The heat wave still has me trapped indoors where the air conditioning makes it possible to breathe. This is extra tough on me since my new telephoto lens arrived yesterday and I can’t go wandering the ridges to try it out. Just walking out to the truck and waiting for the air conditioners to kick in is enough to cause me problems.

Tomorrow is supposed to be a little cooler but very humid as an approaching cold front brings scattered showers and thunderstorms into the area. We would prefer a slow, soaking rain but any moisture at all will be welcome. It’s hard to believe that just a few short months ago we wondering if winter would ever end.


Maybe I’ll have some lightning strikes to post tomorrow…..if the power doesn’t go out. If we do drop power I may end up in the hospital with breathing problems but at least it will be cool. They have A/C and a generator!

2 feet of snow

Meanwhile I’ll just look at my winter photos and think back to early march when we still had 2 feet of snow on the ground.


5 responses

  1. LOL Chip! Yep we whine when its too hot and whine when its too cold. We can’t help it. It’s been an unusually hot Summer already around here. Makes ya wonder what Winter will be like.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM

  2. It’s going to be a long August! That’s about what it feels like here. Great photos Chip. #1 and #3 struck my funny bone with one of them LOL moments. Thanks for the laugh.
    Don’t press your luck in this weather. Your new telephoto lens aimed at Burdzville can get a good work out from the comforts of your living room. Take it easy Man,

    July 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM

  3. Love melting ice cream truck! Lol. Jx

    July 8, 2010 at 8:31 PM

  4. Yesterday was a torrential downpour all day… so that by the time it was time to go home, everything was flooded. A normal hour commute was two hours… it sucked.

    Oh yeah, and it was hot like what you’re describing too…

    But then, you didn’t move to the hills for weather like this… it’s supposed to be cooler and wetter

    July 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM

  5. Sue A. Lehman

    Love those pics—as usual! The melting ice cream truck is a gem. Not too hot here…yet. We’ve only had it up in the 90’s. But it is getting fire-dry here now. Our greens are turning brown. Danger, Will Robinson! Hope you can get out and try out that new lens soon!

    July 9, 2010 at 10:12 AM

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