Another hot day
Posted on 1 Jul ’12 by Earl
Only the second day of July, with multiply days of 100+ temperatures already on the record books, and I’m wishing the summer was over.
I’m trying to walk Maggie a little earlier each morning so we can be back at the house before the sun starts to heat things up — then it’s a matter of staying inside somewhere with air conditioning through the main 100°F plus part of the day. I can’t even imagine what it’s been like for those poor people around the Washington, DC area, some having lost power for perhaps as long as a week due to severe storms on Friday — no air conditioning, no fans and in some places no clean water. My heart goes out to them.
Today, twenty states under extreme heat warnings…amazing, and not in a good way. Think this global warming thing might be for real?
Locally, the upside of the current economical situation is with reduced manufacturing and production the local electrical company has additional capacity if the transmission lines can survive these temperatures. However, unless there is sufficient rain soon we might find ourselves one spark or lightning strike away from a wildfire situation.
I’m in the process of deciding on the exact composition of the camera kit for our Italy trip. I know I’m taking the Olympus OM-D EM-5 but I don’t know if I want to take a couple of zoom lens or perhaps simply a couple of primes. I’m carrying a ThinkTank Retrospective® 10 bag as carry-on. While not large it will hold my iPad, the EM-5 and several lens plus assorted batteries, cards, chargers and adapters. What I like about this bag is it’s easy to carry and get through security and will easily fit under an airline seat. Plus it doesn’t draw a lot of attention to itself. It worked nicely on out trip to Europe last fall.
Today’s photo was taken from our front porch, after a morning walk, as the sun was quickly and very warmly rising.