Monday, August 21, 2006

New York Heat Wave

Hot sun in the summertime. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"Very hot and still the air was,
Very smooth the gliding river,
Motionless the sleeping shadows."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
August 2nd and 3rd. Two days. Two long hot days. Temperatures just above 100 degrees. Humidity at 75% and heat indices around 110 degrees. No breeze. The result? Two days to sleep, sit in front of the fan, conserve the electricity, try to stay cool. Bad days to walk the gardens, ride the subway or shop. Hard days for city dogs; the pavement blistering. The sky over Manhattan was usually clear, but with the heat came haze and with haze came the one upside to this weather, spectacular sunsets.

Submission to Thursday Challenge for topic "hot". (end of post)

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