Friday, July 28, 2017

Surprise clouds at sunset

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Not just here in the Negev desert, but all over Israel, July has been crazy hot.
One heat wave after another with no respite.
Temps in the high 30s (near 100 degrees F) in the shade (if you can find any shade). 
Even our nights are too warm, which is not normal. 


During my sunset walk I was treated to these strange clouds and, mercifully, the breeze began to blow. 
Our summer skies do not often have any clouds.
And the long hot rainless summer can last for eight months.  

Shabbat shalom! 
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(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sigh...

Sandi said...

That is beautiful!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Pretty clouds and sky colors. Hope it cools down for you!!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful skies!

Come Away With Me said...

Lovely to see some clouds when one lives in such a hot and dry climate. I've heard those described as "buttermilk skies" especially when the clouds are a bit more condensed together.

Hels said...

I suspect climate change is going to devastate hot, dry nations before people in colder climates feel the pain. Water restrictions have long been in place for large parts of Australia, but now in other countries as well :( Does each family have a tank to save any winter rains that arrive?

Kay said...

These are beautiful, Dina. I'm wishing you cooler temperatures this summer.

Cloudia said...

Really Biblical if I may say....

Shabbat shalom to you dear Dina!

Dina said...

Hels, no, it is rare in Israel to see those backyard rain-catching tanks like you have in Australia. Unlike many other countries, however, we no longer have water restrictions, despite the drought, because in recent years Israel has built many desalination plants to supply us with water from the seas.

And here is an interesting just-published article:
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/1.803924
It is titled
"Drinking Fountains Have All but Disappeared From Israel's Streets
Snobbery, health fears have led to the near-extinction of those urban oases where you could quench your thirst for free"

Alice said...

Beautiful photos and post, Dina

Karl Demetz said...

Nice little clouds, Dina !

Petrea Burchatd said...

I hope you come across an air conditioner or a fan from time to time.