Heat. It’s everywhere this summer. Globally, June was the hottest month on record and all signs point to July surpassing that. Consider this past week it was 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Paris. London saw temperatures reach 104 as did Luxembourg. One might get the impression that our planet is having problems with overheating. Hmmm.
Here in the United States, the heatwave hit a week before it crossed over into Europe and it spared no one. Even our most temperate climates were boiling, increasing the chance for wildfire in places where the ashes from those fires land on icebergs causing even more rapid melting. Consequences from these environmental heat strokes will be felt for generations.
Just because it’s hot, however, doesn’t mean we stay indoors and do nothing. No, we just wait until the sun is in the lower quarter of the sky and then rush out and take pictures as rapidly as we can before it gets dark. The concept isn’t fool-proof, especially when one finds that the location where they’d planned to shoot has been invaded by a child’s birthday party. Everything has its challenges.
Still, we took Wendy out to enjoy the scenery for a while and take a few pictures. We’ve not seen Wendy since we did the series “Five Films Someone Needs To Make Right Now,” so it was a lot of fun catching up and having her in front of the camera again.
But even after sticking her feet in the lake, where the water was surprisingly warm, she was still hot. So, she did what people tend to do and discarded certain pieces of clothing that might trap in heat. Who can blame her? And one has to admit that doing so made for some wonderful pictures.
While no one complains when cooler weather finally arrives, we have to remember that there are certain benefits to the heat. You can be sure we won’t be taking pictures like this in January.
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