Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Valley Center, CA
    Posts
    190

    Exclamation The Valley of Doom

    Workin' bees in California's Imperial Valley today (and yesterday, tomorrow, Thursday...):



    The thermometer was in the shade, I just put it on the truck to take the picture.
    Last edited by Terry Small, Jr; 07-28-2009 at 10:25 PM. Reason: fix goof
    KI6FCI

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    2,030

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Yes, but look! It's a DRY heat!
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    VENTURA, California, USA
    Posts
    3,604

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Yes, but look! It's a DRY heat!
    Woking in temperatures of 117 degrees F can be exhausting!
    High humidity or low humisity it's still hot.
    The heat index coupled with 117 might make you feel like it's 125 or higher.
    Heat related health insidents including heat related deaths are not reported like deaths from cold , etc
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Algonquin, IL, USA
    Posts
    639

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Sunny and a high of 77 today in Chicago. What a cool summer we're having!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    souris, manitoba, canada
    Posts
    757

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    today and next two days high is less than 70degress farenheit, gets down to below 50 farenheith at night, .............. a cold summer here.... mother nature is not nice sometimes

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    NE Calif.
    Posts
    2,297

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Now I feel bad for whining about working bees in our piddly little 100 degreesF.
    (but day after day is getting old). This hot spell is soon to pass as the high pressure is starting to break down.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
    Posts
    4,110

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Our CA dry heat doesn't help much when you're sweating like crazy.
    We are back into the 80's this week, I hope you're getting some of the cooling off we are.
    Dan

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Valley Center, CA
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Today was only 115º, we lost yesterday's breeze, but picked up some pretty good humidity. It was brutal. We started at 5:00, by 2:30 - 3:00 we were all ready to drop.

    The five of us went through a gallon or two of ice water and 3 quarts of Gatorade, each.
    KI6FCI

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Farmington, NM
    Posts
    734

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    My vacation in Bakersfield....


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    VENTURA, California, USA
    Posts
    3,604

    Re: The Valley of Doom

    I saw a video where people were cooking a pot roast on the dashboard of the auto.

    Hey Honey, how did you have time to make pot roast when you are a working gal?
    Her reply,
    It was cooked in the parking lot.

    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Milford, Indiana
    Posts
    70

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    So, I f i take your 117 + chicago @ 77 = 194 / 2 = 97 degrees...further proof of global warming?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ennis, TX USA
    Posts
    5,125

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    It's so hot here in Texas my deer corn popped.

    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Hillsboro, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,672

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    It's so hot here in Texas my deer corn popped.

    Nothing's too good for the deer - buttered popcorn!

    MM

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    VENTURA, California, USA
    Posts
    3,604

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    She looks thin and bony.
    Must be the drought

    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Valley Center, CA
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    That thin and bony deer still looks a lot better than the once frozen pizza I'm having for supper tonight. At least we were able to get our honey pulled and out of that forsaken valley, for a few days...
    KI6FCI

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Farmington, NM
    Posts
    734

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    Are you sure that's a deer and not a cow elk or red stag? I think the heat has made you delirious

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Valley Center, CA
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    I'm not sure, but once you fire up the grill, does it really matter...
    KI6FCI

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    VENTURA, California, USA
    Posts
    3,604

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    cow elk or red stag?

    The photo is posted in Texas.
    And, taken where?
    My guess is a young Elk.
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ennis, TX USA
    Posts
    5,125

    Default Re: The Valley of Doom

    That photo was taken at a south Texas high fence ranch. Lots of high fenced ranches here. There is one about 2 miles from my yard. I get to see Axis, Fallow, Elk everytime I go to the yard.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads