We Are Melting! by onewing

We Are Melting!

I have been hibernating today because of the heat. Roll on Monday when a cool change is forecast.

I had to drive David to a friends house this afternoon and it took a while before I could hold the steering wheel with more than just one finger and one thumb until the aircon kicked in. Luckily the friend is driving him home, so I don't have to go out again.

Fans and aircon are going like the clappers at the moment.

February is the only month I really dislike here in Australia. It is always hot and humid, but this year is particularly hot. We are melting this weekend.

I have had a lovely day of photography and playing with Photoshop. I will post some of the photos I have taken during the next few days.

There is no slightest wind by the look of the flame. I am melting just by looking at them.
February 11th, 2017  
I feel you Babs - have been hibernating here too - and melted when I walked outside
February 11th, 2017  
Hot Hot Hot...it takes its toll. We get a seabreeze here...so doing better than most. I like your photograph...
February 11th, 2017  
So hot, it sounds unbearable Babs! I am enjoying 25deg here in Nz just a perfect temperature. Hope you keep cool.
February 11th, 2017  
Excellent.....I love the heat, but yours sounds very difficult to live with......
February 11th, 2017  
Terrific capture to signify the heat :) Hope your change comes soon!
February 11th, 2017  
I'm so glad we have missed this heatwave!
February 11th, 2017  
Brilliant, like it.
February 11th, 2017  
Certainly shows the difference between the hemispheres were freezing and your melting! Nice shot :)
February 11th, 2017  
Babs, it's a total fire ban๐Ÿ˜ŠFabulous photo and reflections.
February 11th, 2017  
@365projectorgjenfurj We get a sea breeze here too, only live 200 metres from the beach, but no breeze today. Like being hit with a wet hot sponge when we set foot outside this evening.
February 11th, 2017  
@onewing yes, so yuck. Hopefully after tomorrow that will be the end of the extreme temps for a while.
February 11th, 2017  
Brilliant Fav
February 11th, 2017  
@hrs as I said to Jen we live 200 metres from the beach but no sea breeze this evening. Got a text from the RFS saying catastrophic fire danger stay away from bushland. I think wr are in for a hot night
February 11th, 2017  
Very nice, love the reflections. Bring on that cool change I say :)
February 11th, 2017  
Love those candle reflections Babs. T
February 11th, 2017  
This is the perfect way to depict this awful weather we are having. We have just had a huge thunderstorm and luckily for once it was right over our house. We went out the front to capture the lightning and the rain has cooled things down slightly. I hope you stay cool over the weekend.
February 11th, 2017  
This is an excellent visual of "melting from the heat"! It sounds like you could have just set the candles in the sun and they would have melted into puddles. Y'all are having a real heat wave, hope you get relief soon.
February 11th, 2017  
Excellent image. I don't envy you your heat. I just couldn't stand it. Give me cooler temperatures any day ๐Ÿ˜Š
February 11th, 2017  
Lovely image. fav
February 11th, 2017  
Great reflections. lovely colours.
February 11th, 2017  
Great image, Babs. I'm so enjoying our unusually cool weather. I feel for you :)
February 11th, 2017  
Sue
Great image to go with your heat. I would need to take a shot of the inside of the fridge
February 11th, 2017  
Great reflections, presentation
February 11th, 2017  
This is so pretty. I love the reflections.
February 11th, 2017  
Awww this is very cool with the reflections Babs!
February 11th, 2017  
Great shot
February 11th, 2017  
Now there's an image that tells a story! I love the reflections :)
February 11th, 2017  
A beautiful shot with lovely reflections - fav!

Ian
February 11th, 2017  
Nice reflections and light
February 11th, 2017  
I great capture. I love the reflections. I wish we could swop some of our cold for some of your heat.
February 11th, 2017  
This is a perfect concept shot that captures so well how you must all be feeling, and is an interesting composition on its own.
February 11th, 2017  
I agree with TaffyR, this shot depicts how you are feeling. A beautiful image Babs and a definite fav. Hope it cools down for you soon.
February 11th, 2017  
And we are freezing !!
February 11th, 2017  
Nice shot and representation of your overheating! We'll send you some frost if you send us some sun!!
February 11th, 2017  
Stunning image and capture. Love it. Fab
February 11th, 2017  
Superb image full of colour and gorgeous reflected light, Fav. hope its soon cools so you can have both hands on the wheel, I have heated seats that come on when I start the car in low temperatures its also fitted with aircon. for if it ever gets hot, lol:)
February 11th, 2017  
A lovely shot, great reflections
February 11th, 2017  
Great set up... presents the heat you must be feeling now, lol. Great reflections as well. fav
February 11th, 2017  
A lovely shot and reflections
February 11th, 2017  
Great capture of the candles and the nice reflections.
February 11th, 2017  
Cool shot. I like the shapes and reflections.
February 12th, 2017  
Lovely reflections and colors- sorry it's so hot!
February 12th, 2017  
Great idea for a photo and your capture! FAV!
February 12th, 2017  
Great image Babs. Our turn today. Playing golf tomorrow :-)
February 12th, 2017  
Stick a towel over it when you leave the car Babs. I can't get over the weather, all you guys (and northern Victoria) are sweltering and we can't get more than two hot days in a row. No-one has ripe tomatoes yet.
February 12th, 2017  
Nicely shot.
February 12th, 2017  
Beautiful shot, Babs, we are hoping for a cooler change too.....
February 12th, 2017  
Great image - hopefully you get some rain to cool things down.
February 12th, 2017  
Snap: February is the month I dislike here in England - grey, cold, wet sometimes, windy sometimes, roll on spring! Creative shot!
February 12th, 2017  
@golftragic good thinking Batman. I do think of putting a towel over the steering wheel, unfortunately, I usually forget until it is too late.
February 12th, 2017  
Really like this - how you've captured them at the point of melting completely
February 12th, 2017  
I feel for you, at least I can wrap up and add more layers but there's not a lot you can do in the heat. Your melting candles just say it all, fave. I just hope it cools down soon for you.
February 12th, 2017  
nice...fav
February 12th, 2017  
@stephanies I remember cold Stephanie and it was very difficult to wrap up and keep warm from memory. In the heat we just move from air conditioned home, to air conditioned car, to air conditioned buildings and stay out of the heat of the day. Evenings are cooler and early mornings too so we cope. Much cooler today. We only usually get a few days of really high temperatures at a time and then some respite for a few days. February is our worst month for heat.
February 12th, 2017  
I can't get my head around your February being so hot Babs..... I am glad you have air con though, as you know it rarely gets hot enough here to bother getting it installed.
February 12th, 2017  
@onewing I used to have a sort of steering-wheel slip-on/off cover made from the silver stuff windscreen sunscreens are made of. That was good (and lived in the car in summer) but I've mislaid/lost it.
February 12th, 2017  
Beautiful image. Another fav.
February 13th, 2017  
Instant fav Babs.
February 13th, 2017  
Fabulous shot! I sure could relate to those candles last week, wasn't it terrible!
February 18th, 2017  
@kjarn It has been awful. A friend of ours has just phoned to see how bad the storm yesterday was here. They have been at Hornsby for a couple of days and the hail was so bad there he has got a lot of dings on his car. We only got marble size hail here.
Lovely to have a cool day today, only 21 degrees but quite a relief.
February 19th, 2017  
Many people I know got quite a bit of hail damage yesterday, luckily no hail fell here. I'm loving today
February 19th, 2017  
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