Monday, July 25, 2005

How Cool!

Your Monday Photo Shoot: In a picture, illustrate how hot it is where you are. This can be be something as simple as a picture of a pool packed with kids, or, if you want to get really creative, something more imaginative. - J.S.

June 21st at 2 PMTonight at 7:30.

Tuffy seems happy about the wet yard.
Remember the picture on the left? This was the temperature in Tucson on June 21st. My has car said it was 110 degrees or higher every day for the past month. But not today, I think. Although the coming of the monsoon has quadrupled the relative humidity around here, the actual temperature has fallen quite a bit. The official high today was "only" 100 degrees, and it was down to 84 degrees by 6 PM. You see, it rained this evening.

It wasn't exactly a gullywasher. It rained a little bit off and on, but there was no lightning and it never poured. Still, check out the car's thermometer at 7:30 tonight. In the past I've often seen it up over 90 degrees late into the evening.

Tuffy isn't fond of thunder or lightning (no surprise there), but she seems to be pleased with the wet back yard. Maybe she'll stop knocking over her water dish for a while. We think she does it to cool her feet.

You can tell we need the rain!When we get a decent rain, there's always a puddle that lines our side of the street for a while. Yes, that's our mostly yellow-to-brown grass, and our blue mailbox. You can tell we needed the rain! We still do.

If my sunset pictures from tonight aren't the best in-town ones I've had yet, it won't be because Nature didn't cooperate. I've never seen the colors brighter. I drove around until dusk, taking a few dozen photos...okay, it was more like 50. Satisfied? I'll show you more of these tomorrow night.

The first ones here were taken in the Safeway lot again. Given the number of photos I take there, you'd think Safeway was the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Sunset at safeway, again.

color "corrected"

I allowed Microsoft Photo Manager to "correct" the color on that last one. Which do you like better, the original colors (tending toward orange) or the ones the software gave me (tending toward purple)?



sakishler said...

I don't know if it's cause I know it's the "natural" shot, but I much prefer the orange.

gaboatman said...

I think they are both beautiful.  I tend to like the second one best.

rollinghillsides said...

i prefer number one, but both are nice....

deabvt said...

I like # 2 !!

ondinemonet said...

Hi Karen

Tuffy has the most lovely smile. So inviting :) Wonderful photos!

Always, Carly :)

ryanagi said...

I like the purples...but then you know how I love purple. It was raining here tonight too. Loads of lightning and stuff!

cneinhorn said...

I like both...I do this too, experiment and then I'll even add color where there wasn't any (my lighthouse photo is an example of that).  wow 115!  yikes!  like an oven over by you!  we've had high 90's registering on my car thermometer and so muggy, ugh.  like walking outside in a steamroom!


ps love tuffy!