Saturday, August 1, 2009

heat wave

This past week has been killer... the heat wave has endured all week here in Vancouver with temperatures in the high 30s with humidity (high 90s if you are in fahrenheit). There is actually a fan shortage in the city – air con here is only commonplace in public and commercial buildings, which means most people's homes, including ours is an oven! I am sweating from just sitting still in front of my computer, that is how hot it is.

Last Saturday, we actually had our first thundershower of the summer too... it left for some pretty pink skies. There is also a great time elapsed video of the Vancouver storm someone else has posted here... it happened on the same night as the Celebration of Light fireworks show... so it was technically double the fireworks.

Happy long weekend to everyone in Canada... it is BC Day this coming Monday, so we are off for some rest and relaxation! Also, thanks to 2nd Coming for featuring Cabin + Cub yesterday... see the post here.

13 comments:

Stacey said...

Gorgeous picture of the sky and what was left by the storm.
Hope you have lots of cool treats to enjoy during your heat wave!

RosyRevolver said...

That might be the prettiest sky I've ever seen. Wishing you a cool spell and a lovely long weekend!!

Chocolate and Steel said...

so glad you posted the farenheit. I thought wow! 30 degrees is hot to you? hope you get some relief. I'm in Philadelphia right now and I don't think I've ever felt so much humidity.

Hollyrocks said...

I had no idea that most homes in Vancouver didn't have ac. Maybe I should have realized that since it's usually cooler up there, but it just never occurred to me because that's just not really an option here. I'm sorry to hear that you've been so uncomfortable. When our ac broke in the middle of the summer, it made me so miserable that I just go lethargic. Luckily, we got it fixed after a couple of days. I hope it cools off for you soon! That photo turned out gorgeous. It's not just any pink sky, it's a HOT pink sky. That's even better!

Anna said...

You're lucky, 110 degress is normal here. Last week my mom went to the hospital because the air conditioner broke and it hit 114. She's okay now, so no worries.

Kylie B said...

Oh wow, I don't miss Summer, here in Australia we had 3 days of 46degs in a row. I don't think I could ever live though that again!

Sarah Knight said...

color in the sky is always dreamy.
we've had a lot of rain here lately, but it's been cooler...

miranda said...

love your photo of the pink sky - beautiful! from our balcony it was all orangey and apocalyptic.

that video was awesome!

doing a little rain dance now - hope it will work (and i will credit the eventual rain to my bad moves!). ;-)

Christie Cottage said...

Beautiful scene!

We are in a cool spell the 90's :-)

I love the summer time.

Have a great Sunday!
http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

Sandrine said...

Happy long weekend ;)

our little love nest said...

Happy BC day! My sister was telling me about the heat wave. I hope it cools down a little for you. What a fully gorgeous sky.
xo

Indy Grrrl said...

It has been extremely hot and humid here too. Hopefully cool relief is on the way!

farouche said...

The sky is amazing!