Monday, July 13, 2009

"HOT, HOT...HOT...!!!

115 Fahrenheit...(46.1 Celsius)
yesterday...Whew!

...Much the same is predicted for today.
Things are not much better at night either...
Modern urban heat islands
don't let nights cool down enough...heat radiates all night long!
Sizzle! Sizzle! Ouch!
Hope your Cactus Monday is an icy cool one!
(FYI...This ATC is taken...but other available ones are posted HERE.)

Can't a forget a special
Happy Birthday "shout out" here for my brother MARK
and my sister SUSAN...both born on this day
just two years apart!
Have a great day you two!

"Welcome to Arizona, where summer spends the winter -
and hell spends the summer."
~Popular saying,
modified from a booster slogan in the 1930s

18 comments:

marancat said...

Lovely cool catus 'tho!
Gosh, how do you cope with that heat? We think anything over 25C is a heatwave!

Alex said...

Awesome! I love the spiral sun as always, and this time the cactus is going big and bold!

Caroline said...

Wow, that's sizzlin'! Love these cacti!
Post box empty again today :(

soulbrush said...

hope your ac iw orking on full blast. this is kuwait heat! not for me...ouch. your cactus is a sizzler for sure. hcm 'hot' cactuteer.

kazumiwannabe said...

46°... That's terrible! Love this cactus drawing. Love all your drawings, as you know : ) ! The "migraine" one is incredible, beautiful, but with something sick in it.
It's summer vacation now, and I've got time - can I do an exchange with you?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I see why you used such cool colors for your cactus today. That heat is brutal. Take care. HCM.

Happy Birthday to your Siblings.

Teri C said...

HOLEY MOLEY!!! tha sure is HOT!!! I never heard that saying before but I love it!

Beautiful 'cool' cacti!

HCM!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I melted a little just reading 115 ... and then remembered I was there that day way back when when the temps reached 122 ... ug! wishing you much shade & ice cold beverages, too!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely ATCs. My Bro & Sis in law live in AZ in the winter and get out in the summer for that very reason you mention. I think they are in Montana right now.

Cecelia said...

And we think our 103-105 is bad. I tell folks that it is just Texas in summer. I remember it being 117 on our front porch, in the shade, a few years back, and we didn't have a/c or even a fan.
Love all the detail in your work!

Julie said...

Love your cool blue cactus in the scorching heat...a welcome sight these days! What kind of pen did you use for the blue? It is really stand out among the black ink!
Happy Cactus Monday to you late... (10:45pm)!

yoon see said...

Wow! You alway have so many great details on your little cactus Margaret!
Lovely and it's making magic this little cacti!

pam said...

Never thought I would use the word charming to describe a cactus! Burt - these are charming, delightful and playful. Love you work.

Sherry said...

Ohmygoodness. Wouldn't you like to come to Wisconsin and cool down? We're expecting a high of 78 degrees today,and in fact there hasn't been much of the awful hot and sticky weather we sometimes get.

Lynn said...

HCM and lovely cacti they are!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! And I start to melt at just 85f or 29c

I can't imagine living someplace that gets so hot!

Great cool looking cactus! I need to get myself some sort of drawing themes for certain days I love your cactus Mondays and Thankful Thursdays!

cheers, sb

PAK ART said...

I don't know how people actually live in those kinds of temperatures. I would wilt and die. I think 85 degrees is almost killing me.

marianne said...

I missed this one, I guess I was on my way to Dubai.......
Are the temperatures any better over there now?
Or still so hot?
I stayed inside in Dubai but you cant living there......
I hope a cool breeze will come your way today!
Wonderful ATC!!
I got your gorgeous ATC's we all love them here, even my 14 year old son picked his favorite; the heart!
I just love them all!