Friday, July 27, 2012

The Heat

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The  Heat

It was 105 F / 40.5 C Wednesday afternoon when I took this picture in Citygarden. I've heard that this has been the hottest single month in St. Louis since records have been kept. People often emphasize orange and red when depicting heat in a photograph. I went with black and white to reflect how literally burned out we feel.

Sure, there are much hotter cities in the U.S. - Phoenix, Las Vegas and more - but this is freakish for us here in the heartland, especially so with months of no rain. And while we go through this, much of Europe is cold and very wet. There are more extremes.

So I will flee the Midwest. There probably won't be any comments today as I frantically try to clean my desk and pack for a week. Probably no post tomorrow unless I find something fascinating at O'Hare during my layover. Maybe something Sunday from Portland, Maine - could be my breakfast with the one and only Birdman. ETA at camera camp is Sunday afternoon.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

Have a grand time! My love to Birdman.

William Kendall said...

Nice shot!

Enjoy the time off!

Birdman said...

You meetin' the Bird? No kidding! You lucky guy!
ps. Sunny and mid-70s all week. Great weather just for you.

Lois said...

I found your blog through Birdman. Have fun!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The sunspots also give away exactly how hot this day was Bob. Have a tres joli time with Birdman.

Nathalie said...

Perfect sense of heat in this sizzling shot - what a great idea to flee to Maine!