Monday, July 1, 2013

Photo: Theme Day "Facade;" A reflection of 119 degrees

Today's Theme Day for July 1 for Daily Photo bloggers around the world is "facade."  This is a reflection looking into a window of our house, showing the facade of the chimney of the house behind ours and the oleander hedge that separates our yards.

The reflection has a double image because our windows are double paned to save cooling costs.

This photo is from two days ago, on Saturday, a day when the high temperature in Phoenix was 119 degrees (48.3 C).  The sunset that evening was characteristically colorful as we often have in the desert, and we certainly welcomed the sun  retiring for the day.

Our thoughts and prayers today are with the families of the 19 fire fighters who perished fighting a forest fire yesterday at Yarnell, just outside Prescott, Arizona, about an hour northwest of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.  The newspaper just yesterday carried an article saying that with global warming, we have had so many forest fires in Arizona that 25% of our forests have burned just in the last 10 years.

This week we have photos of a night at the opera in Paris posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

To see how other Daily Photo bloggers have interpreted the "facade" theme, click on this link.

14 comments:

Sharon said...

This is a very clever shot!
My sister told me about the fire in Yarnell. I hadn't heard it yet. So sad.

william braquemard said...

Lovely shot but tragic news about the firemen.

slim said...

Smart to get your facade from the inside looking out. The tone adds to the image.

It's so sad what is happening to our land and its people. Prescott 19 may you RIP.

Tanya Breese said...

sending prayers from virginia....very sad news...beautiful photo

Judy said...

This reflection made a beautiful picture. I especially like the double image.
We are still in shock over the loss of the entire hot shot crew. It is just devastating.

Kate said...

An unusual contribution for the theme day "Facade." Great idea!

Very sad to hear about the terrible tragedy of the firefighters. How will the families cope?! Unimaginable.

LOLfromPasa said...

Top marks for an artistic take on the theme. A beautiful photograph, for sure. News of Arizona fire tragedy is top story here in the UK. Sad.

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Julie said...

I love the shot you captured. My thoughts and prayers are with all the firefighters' families and friends. I heard about it first thing when I woke up and found out some of my family's friends were some of the men who perished in the fire.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The tragedy of the fire fighters is horrible. Your image reflects how the sky and nature can be on fire.

glenda said...

Interesting shot. Yarnel fire is really a tragedy.

Jack said...

A creative and timely image.

The loss of life fighting the Prescott fire is simply horrible.

Kay said...

Beautiful shot. I'm still reeling at the news of the loss of so many firefighters. So sorry Arizona is taking such a terrible beating.

Buck said...

I like your interpretation of the theme.

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