Thursday, 23 July 2009

SWF - Stormy atmosphere

Today Vienna was the hottest spot in Europe:
38°C / 100° F !

I escaped from the hot city and spent the evening at the New Danube.


After a long refreshing swim clouds appeared in the west.


The sky turned orange,


and the clouds slowly approached.



The air was damp, and the mosquitoes so terrible.


I reached home before the first raindrops fell,
but then it began to pour down like mad!


Stormy weather!

The thunderstorm cleared the air, and the hot city is so pleasant again!

Watch the sky around the globe here:
http://skyley.blogspot.com/

20 comments:

Photo Cache said...

What a very nice post. At least you get the rain you needed to clean the air and cool the atmosphere. Happy weekend.

Tricia said...

Very nice that it cooled off & great photos you've taken! Glad you got to go swimming!

Have a great weekend

Carol said...

Beautiful photos...I love the soft colors in the evening shots...and your golden rainy shots are great....

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are great~ I like the rain and the yellow hues- beautiful

Annie said...

Had no idea it would get so hot there Maria! Glad it cooled down for you!

Sylvia K said...

Great post as always, Maria! Marvelous photos! So glad you got the rain you needed without getting wet! And great to get some cooler weather!

Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Pietro said...

Beautiful sequence of images, Maria! I've enjoyed them very much!
It's hot here in Turin too!
Happy Sky Watch!

Linnea W said...

Great shots to document the crazy weather you've been having...100 degrees! Yikes! That's what our summer weather is often like...sending you cooler weather!

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful series of photos! But I am really surprised to hear that Vienna can be hot!

Jack and Joann said...

Nice story of how the rain came and the sky changed. Rain--it is a great thing.

Arija said...

A beautifully presented meteorological post of an evening in Vienna. So nice the way you made the best of the conditions and I hope you are not still scratchig though.

erin said...

so enjoyed the post maria...and the last i so like with the rain and the golden glow of the light against the building.
have a lovely weekend.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots, Maria. I bet the rain felt so refreshing after so hot a day. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Your desription sounded like a Tennessee summer rainstorm. Hot, humid and lots of rain. The series of photos were very good. Peace

mkreider said...

Great series. Especially like the rain on the windows.

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Maria,
You sure have some sky action there and rain too. We have been getting hot weather on and off too. Makes me want to melt.

Maria said...

Hi Maria!
oh... 100 ... now that's HOT!
I hope the humidity disappeared after the storm!

I was just swatting the mosquitoes around my house... just trying to clean a few things around the patio... ouch...
I discovered that muscle cream (here I use Icy Hot) works GREAT on mosquito bites... I think it's the menthol and camphor in it...
instant relief!
Keep the good times rolling ~Maria

Janie said...

You got in a nice cool swim before the rain cooled the air. Good timing!

Wienermädel + Co said...

Da waren wir mit 37° auch nicht schlecht bedient, oder?

Liebe Grüße

Viooltje said...

Oh dear, so glad you got the refreshment! We've had it up and over 38C yesterday as well, but the rain and storm failed to stop by in Zagreb, just 10 degrees less, but we are slowly warming up back to that horrible hair dryer wind and scorching sun. Wishing you a lot more rainy night and beautiful, clear, warm and enjoyable summer days. Cheers!