Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lets Cool Things Off A Bit, Shall We?


Our Mesquite & Maple Trees

The Girls, Miss Lady & Little Red

Pond From The Deck
Pond View From The Dam

We are now at day 25 of triple digits.

I was doing a little research and
 found this little tidbit about the 1980 heat wave.
I had only been in Texas about three years when this happened.

By DAVID FLICK / The Dallas Morning News/2010

It was 30 years ago that a 42-day string
of 100 degree days –
the longest heat wave by far
in the region's history – was broken.
For one day.
More triple digits followed,
and when autumn mercifully arrived,
temperatures had hit the century mark 69 times.

Some people had theories
about what was causing the heat wave.

One letter writer to the mayor's office said
the Soviet Union had installed space platforms
with lasers beamed at North Texas.
 Another said the heat was God's wrath
at people who were gambling
on the outcome of the television show
 Dallas' who-shot-JR episode.

Other people had remedies.

On July 20, people performed a rain dance
 near the Turtle Creek fountain across from Lee Park in Dallas,
asking those who couldn't attend to
 "concentrate their thoughts
on thundershowers to provide enough
energy to manifest a rainfall."

For the record, it rained the next day –
though not enough to break the heat wave.

Feeling cooler now?
I know I am.

A positive note,
the laundry only takes about 30 minutes on the line!!!
Till next time,


Lynda said...

I am so sorry about your heat wave. One of my daughter's lives in N. Carolina and the other in Florida and both are just miserable...but the folks in your neck of the woods have it twice as bad. I can not imagine the suffering everyone is going through. I feel so much for the animals and those that have lost gardens and farm crops. I hope it ends soon.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm so sorry about your long string of hot days, Terry. Not much you can do but try and escape it, I guess. :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful photos ~ I hope it cools down for you soon ~ MA is having better weather ~ 90's and 100's is just TOO hot! ~ thanks for coming by my blog ~ doing a 'rain dance' for y'all in Texas ~ hugs ~ Carol

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Thanks, the bright side is....
That tropical storm sitting down on the coast!

Anonymous said...

I loved this post! Going to post a link on my blog's Facebook page.