The heat and humidity is all the talk today. Currently 29 degrees Celsius, feels like 38 with the humidity. If we get over 38.5 we will break our ALL TIME RECORD for humidity! Bring it on!
We Newfoundlanders are fascinated with the weather. We talk about it all the time. It is how we say hello: "Nice weather!"; "Some cold today!"; "Some shockin' hot".
I think there are two reasons for that.
First, as the saying goes "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute"; the weather here is diverse and changes rapidly (although I must admit, we don't tend to like the bulk of what we get, whether we waited that token minute or not).
Second, the weather was so ridiculously important to our ancestors (who were mostly fishers and farmers) that I suspect we have been genetically altered to be preoccupied with it. Makes sense though...if you are thinking of heading out on the Atlantic Ocean in a wee, little boat you too might want to have some idea of what this, that and the other weather phenomenon is indicating.
At any rate, it is definitely a hot day! I was hoping to bake some rustic rhubarb tarts today but I though it might be unwise to turn on the oven.
Then, I heard Ann Davis of Tilt House Bakery being interviewed on Radio Noon. They have the bread going left, right and center. Dough is rising faster than ever, and the ovens can hardly keep up with it!
Ann sounded positively positive! And as a result, I am feeling pumped!
Maybe I will do those tarts after all.
Or...maybe I will work on that Iced Coffee recipe.
I got up early this morning to get a few shots before the heat picked up. The fog was hanging over St. John's at 6 am, in a really nice way. After counting a few blessings, I made a trip to Cape Spear and Quidi Vidi. The photos below were taken at Quidi Vidi where the fog was creeping in and out like very slow ocean waves.
All these shots were taken with my Canon 24-105 at f/22 with the exception of the shot of downtown St. John's which was taken at f/11. Post-processing was done in Lightroom and PS6.
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