Friday, July 24, 2009

July inertness

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Our meteorologists are in a rut: every single day for weeks now they have predicted 31 degrees C for Jerusalem. That's 88 F. That's in the shade, IF you can find any.

Physical exertion is futile.


Drop in at RuneE's blog Visual Norway every Friday to see our little meme, Bench of the Week. Contribute yours, too. C'mon, plop down on a bench and take a rest from the heat.
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22 comments:

mkreider said...

You made me laugh with this set!

RuneE said...

That is the right way to use a bench! Follow the cat - it always knows where the pleasures are. We had that kind of temperatures a couple of weeks ago - I could have needed the one the guy is using ;-)

Barbara Martin said...

These are perfect uses for a bench on hot sunny days. But I would like to have something cold to drink while there. Two summers ago in Toronto the weather was stifling, where work became a haven due to air-conditioning.

RuneE said...

Re you comment: He might be the official bench-tester and then end up as a book-mark in the final bench-mark report...

But will he pass the referees?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a beautiful capture !! This is simply a fantastic set of lovely photo !! Unseen Rajasthan

Malyss said...

We have the same kind of weather around here, ...and the same kinds of reactions...Ü
(And the same kind of cats!)ÜÜ

Yaelian said...

Funny! When I was in Jerusalem this week I thought it was really cool compared with Tel Aviv....

The Laughing Idiot said...

Very nice - now, where's my bench?

Please visit me: Picture This . . .

ProdigalWife said...

Love the cat! Hope he rested enough to enjoy dinner! And thanks for the lovely comment about my host SWF photo!

FA said...

Great bench shots, Dina. The heat makes me lazy, too. I'd love to find a long bench in which to stretch out on.

I have a few more bench shots for my "prayer spot" series. I'll save them for some Friday to come.

FA said...

BTW, I'm glad that you understood the scriptural quote on my SWF post. I have often gotten the question, "how can the sun and moon bless the Lord?".

GMG said...

Hi Dina!
Sorry for the long absence! But don’t you think it was a great vacation; some very busy weeks and just a few days off... ;)
Wonderful shot, though the shade is fading for the gentleman on the bench... ;))
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still turning around Iceland. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

Vagabonde said...

That’s a real cute kitty. Luckily it has been cooler at night, but tomorrow we’ll have temp in the 90s again, plus the humidity.

FA said...

Hi Dina, Thanks for telling me about Heifer Ranch. I had not heard of them. What a great organization. I have bookmarked their website.

Hilda said...

And northerners wonder why we take siestas… ;)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

it's dreadfully hot today, (mid-30s since the AM), we feel like that too

ps what you were seeing in my photo today is a mountainside that had never been cultivated by olive trees before, and now, with the facilities available, it's easier to do this, so the whole mountain has been carved up and planted with trees, by people hoping to strike gold by high olive oil prices (it dropped from 6 euro to 1.5 a litre of freshly produced oil this year...)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Both photos are wonderful, Dina! They each tell a story, strengthened by there being two so similar. ;-)

magiceye said...

great find and capture!

PERBS said...

What a perfect pair of benches for summer heat! My favorite is the kitty stretched out tho. Oh, I forgot we were supposed to comment on benches. . . lol I love the color of the long benches and that there is room between slats for air circulation especially on hot days!

Robin said...

I've always wondered why they bother with the weather forecast in the summer. They might as well just say "the next five days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday"!

Cloudia said...

A cat turned into a human!!!
Magical.

hot here too, think I'll turn into a sea turtle ;-)

shalom & aloha

Comfort Spiral

Ackworth born said...

I wish our weather would make up its mind, we get a couple of warm sunny days and then three days of torrential rain. Typical British summer actually.