Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Canicule, suite

It may look like a delightful place to be but the sunflowers in the vase on the table give an idea of how hot it really is. The heat wave continues and we're exhausted.

La scène peut paraître délicieusement estivale mais la triste mine des tournesols dans le vase sur la table donne une idée de la chaleur étouffante qui règne. La canicule continue et nous sommes épuisés.

21 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Here it has vanished in two days after 36 degrees C. Now we have cooled down to 24 C, which I prefer more....Wish you the best.

mirae said...

c'est jolie.une magnifique photo.
un artiste au centre de notre ville, ou il y avait les pavillions d'art sur le ciment,-il a lu la température avec son thermometre et c'était 45C. degres!
mais c'est magnifique ici a Edmonton Canada, très chaud pendant la journée,les soire magnifique, il pleut apres minuit.
stay cool!

mvmaithai said...

Glad I took my trip to Paris in the spring! If you didn't mention the flowers in the vase, we wouldn't have known how hot it was. The scenery is picture perfect!

We've had our heat wave last month - the hottest July in the states EVER.
August is appearing to be cooler, thank goodness.

Stay cool!

Tamera said...

We just went through a miserable heat wave in Colorado, it was unbearable! I know exactly how you're feeling. Finally it has cooled down here. I hope you get some relief soon.

Jack said...

If you hadn't told us, I wouldn't have known from the photo that it was so hot. Here, it is spectacular. (Sorry.)

Chri said...

Pas de plainte, il vaut mieux ça que dix jours de gel balayés par un mistral aux gros biceps!

Peter Olson said...

Looks like a rather perfect place to be... of course if you have the choice, in slightly cooler weather - not too cool though! :-)

Tilia said...

Avec ses murs de vraie pierre, la maison doit être en mesure de conserver un peu de fraîcheur...
à condition de garder portes et volets fermés durant le jour !
Bon courage en attendant l'arrivée des orages

Françoise Dumon said...

Tilia a raison, on est toujours mieux dans une vraie maison que dans un appartement et le béton. Le pire est de passer l'été enfermé, l'après-midi...

Julie said...

We are coming to the end of our winter here in Sydney, and today was 29C. And very windy. Ending in a severe thunderstorm.

More like November than August ...

Anonymous said...

Quel magnifique endroit..... serait t'il près de chez moi ?
Il est tard , et toujours 30°...
Bises
nine

Art by Colugnatti said...

Anyway,looks like a lovely place,nice picture!!!

Bob Crowe said...

Now I know the word for heat wave in French. C de Q says it's 37 or 38 around Paris.

I read a scary article in the New York Times about the potentially severe environmental danger of air conditioning (as it exists now), particularly as the middle class grows in India and China. We need either a second home in Winnipeg or a deep, secluded cave.

Thérèse said...

Une belle scène même avec les parasols en berne! Cela me fait penser qu'autour de Tournefeuille il n'y a pas beaucoup de tournesols et aucun dans ma boîte jusqu'à présent!
On ne ferme pas les volets dans votre coin?

Nathalie said...
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Nathalie said...

@ biebkriebels : I saw your post about the 2 bike-riders on the day of the heat wave. You're right, the crowded beaches aren't the only option. I chose to visit 2 museums in Nimes on Sunday, escaping the heat in delightfully air-conditioned location!

Julie said...

Nathalie : the CDPB Theme Day is on again next weekend, 1st September, and the theme is 'People Watching'. You are welcome to contribute to Eric's Face Book group page (http://www.facebook.com/groups/2628431329/) or to the Linky page for those who do not frequent FB (http://cdpbthemeday.blogspot.com.au/). I hope you are able to contribute.

Cheers and take care
Julie

Nathalie said...

@ Thérèse : Si bien sûr on ferme les volets, mais j'imagine qu'ils vont le faire un peu plus tard. On les garde ouverts tant que la façade est à l'ombre - ça permet de garder un peu de lumière à l'intérieur : c'est moyen de se retrouver dans le noir toute la journée !

jeandler said...

Les baleines du parasol n'en peuvent mais...

Gunn said...

Looks like a wonderful place!
I like the colors and the relaxed atmosphere.

We had +14C last night.
If we are lucky we will have +18 at lunch time.

Gunn said...

I just had to find your image again....
It is soooo pretty!

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