Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More heat stuff...

I hope no one minds lots of pics today. I really don't have the energy or brain power to right (write) something humourous. I know I need to finish my Concerning Cilled Canoes and Croutons story, but right now it ain't gonna happen.  As soon as I finish this post I will spend the afternoon in the nice cool pool... it's 90 F in the water, which in infinitely cooler than the air.

First pic is the digital temperate gauge thingy I was telling you about yesterday. Ignore the time as I never bother about the time so it was never set, and ignore the humidity cus I've never calibrated that feature. However... the temp works perfect, it's spot on with other temp readings so I know it's working.

This shot was taken at 3:30 pm yesterday. The sensor was sitting on the white table out by the pool, I didn't cheat and set it on the bricks that had been baking all day.



That's pretty warm... Oh, if you are wondering about the stuff on the table, I was pruning the tomato(e) plants. I stopped counting the tomatoes after we hit 100 tomatoes :)



What does a black cat do when it's this hot out? Well, he flops down on the hot bricks and cooks himself...

I think Bagheera runs on solar power...


What does a cockatoo do? She opens her wings slightly to the breeze to cool off:





There's been a long-billed corella parrot hanging out on the fringes of the cockatoo flock for a while. I've seen him/her a few times now in the last couple of weeks. Things got ugly last week...

The Interloper:



The Guard:



The Showdown:




The Faceoff:




The Attack:




That's all for today folks. Please remember to send cool, cold, frigid weather our way! Thanks for that!  Oh for all you fairbanksans: can someone please get some pics of the ice carvings before they melt? Thanks in advance :)

UPDATE! I almost forgot... what does dave do in this heat? Where does he eat his dinner?

7 comments:

Kentucky Girl said...

Sorry, we haven't got any cool weather to spare. Our weather is PURR-FECT right now. I wish it were this weather every day of my life.

Kentucky Girl said...

Oh ya...and cool pics!

Jen said...

OMG! Love the pic of you eating in the pool! Classic! HA!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

KG: So what are your winter temps in San Fran?

Jen: I've been eating in the pool a LOT lately :)

Kentucky Girl said...

Winter is OH-VUR! We're solidly into spring now. Temps right now are in the 70s. :D MUH FAYVRUT!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

KG: Yeah, spring is nice... this morning it was 75 before the sun came up, it's now 138 outside in the sun next to the pool. You STILL wanna visit for some of my sushi????

Kentucky Girl said...

Oh, yah, no. I don't like the hot weather. I'm more of a 73-90 degree kinda gal myself. :D