Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



The eastern part of the United States is experiencing extreme heat conditions.  Here in Pittsburgh severe  heat advisories have been issued with warnings that people stay inside and make sure they are well hydrated.  The temperatures have been over 90 decrees for five straight days.  Cooling centers have opened all across the city for people without air conditioning.  As the wicket witch of the west said in the Wizard of Oz, “we’re melting.”

Here are some candid photos I took of those handling the heat.

See related article here:  Seeking Shadow by Cornelia Lohs.


“God, it was hot! Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken.” 
― Rachel Caine

“Imagine a delicious glass of summer iced tea.

Take a long cool sip. Listen to the ice crackle and clink.

Is the glass part full or part empty?

Take another sip.

And now?” 
― Vera NazarianThe Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration



11 Responses to “HEAT IN THE EAST”

  1. The heat looks very exhausting, Francine. Try to stay cool. 😉

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  3. I feel for you all! Where I live, it’s normally unusual for summer days to be anything less than triple digits, So, I know how you must be feeling. Fortunately, for me anyway(Not so much for you), its been cooler this year. Staying right about 95, and only dipping into the triple digits on 2 occasions so far.

    Granted, the summer has just started, and I am fully aware that July and August are the hottest points of the year, but until the heat monster overtakes me, and begins melting the asphalt, I am going to enjoy the relative coolness.

    Although, I will be enjoying it with a crisp cold glass of iced Cola, because it’s still warm, and im not totally crazy. Speaking of which, I am off to grab a glass of ice!

  4. Take care and stay cool.

  5. very nicely portrayed 🙂

  6. So sorry it’s sooo hot!

  7. Yep, it’s hot like crazy in this side of town too. I can’t last 30 minutes in direct mid day heat. It’s best to stay in the shade , drinks lots of fluid and a good A/C. Great post with images that say, “I’m burnin’ hot!”

  8. Pittsburgh also has high humidity, which I remember well from living there. Very difficult with the high heat.

  9. I feel hot looking at your photos! They seem mighty uncomfortable. Stay cool Francine.

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