025 Scorched

26 01 2012

heatwave across the city


Relentless, brutal, baking heat. 42 degrees (108F). Office workers emerge from chilled cubicles at midday, holding newspapers to their faces to avoid the sun’s harsh slap. Towers and pavements collude by storing and bouncing heat, providing no escape. While friends from afar shovel snow with numbed fingers.




9 responses

27 01 2012
Stone #18 – Other Weathers | Listening to Stones

[…] stones telling me of other seasons, other weathers, other skies. This one inspired by the poet of The Sacred Cave.

27 01 2012
Gilly Gee

Give me the 42 degrees please, what a gorgeous photo!

27 01 2012

Haha. It’s blistering Gilly, but provides a great view.

27 01 2012

We don’t have snow to shovel here on the coast yet, but it’s definitely cold enough for it.There is snow only a little further inland. For having that kind of temps now, you must be somewhere in the southern hemisphere. We could do with some warmth πŸ™‚
The photo is stunning, it glows!

27 01 2012

Hi Inger-Marie,
We’re just outside of Perth, Western Australia. πŸ™‚

27 01 2012

I love Australia, been to the Sydney ares twice, but never to the west coast. We dream and plan to one day drive all around the continent with our dear friends in Sydney πŸ™‚

27 01 2012
J Cosmo Newbery

Here in Melbourne we get a few 40+ days each summer (more now that the non-existent climate change takes hold) but over your side of the wide brown land, you seem to get them endlessly at times.

27 01 2012

Yes, it is one of those times – a record breaking spell I think. The easterly winds are also howling, bringing in the hot desert air. It is JUST like standing in the path of a giant hair-dryer! F-r-a-z-z-l-e-d

27 01 2012

Such a visual with your words Louise. Margie

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