Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just too hot

Here is a blue jay trying to bear the heat tuesday. It barely closed it's mouth, and held it's wings away from it's body, while looking at the food and water i put out. I'm not exaggerating when i say it's been hot, it hit officially 99F here in town, a record and over 20 degrees over average. It's been this way for a few days, over the weekend it got near 90, but the last two days were high 90s. It's actually buckled pavement on the interstate near town, and closed several of them. Pretty crazy. The squirrels were also having a rough time by my deck, moving slowly, they grabbed some of the food, but not as eagerly as usual. It does look like the temps will be going back to normal soon, at least i hope so.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Old cars in town

While going to run errands in town, i noticed a lot, and i do mean a lot, they lined the northbound road for a block and some cars on other blocks too, of classic and antique cars. This is just one, i have twelve more on my flickr. There were several Model A Fords, some black, some beige. Model As will always have a special place in my heart, as my uncle Al restored old cars, had a lot of them, and after he passed he left a lovely Model A to my parents. I took a small engine class in high school, but i'm envious of people who can fix cars and even more so those that can restore them. Every time i've tried to fix something on my car (minor stuff, lights, etc) i get frustrated or it doesn't go the way i expected.

The drivers were all in the South Fork Cafe, probably getting ice cream, as when i was out it was 90F, and climbing. I'm pretty sure these cars don't have air conditioning, and it's not only hot, but humid too. Hopefully no bad storms hit them while they are out, especially hail.