Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"It's Hotter than Vinyl Underwear"

Like a good part of the country, Tennessee has been in the grips of a big heat wave, combined with humidity, smog, weather warnings, etc.   For an outdoor photographer, that means  trouble.  I knew my photography would slow down over the summer, but I never suspected that it would come to a virtual halt. After all, at least once a week,  I am awake  at 6am and can get my exercise walking at the same time I am scouring the sky and landscape for ducks, herons, bison, etc. Well, dawn isn't early enough to escape the heat and humidity. I even sent away for a kick boxing DVD to use instead of walking.  (It is still in the box.)

That is my excuse for no blog posts for a month.  So I decided to try to make a weather statement!  I wanted to think about winter to add some balance to the high temperatures.  I don't have many snowy and icy photos, but I gathered the ones that I do have together, and made a slideshow.  I knew there must be a song entitled "Christmas in July", so I did a search for downloadable songs on Amazon.  I generally now buy MP3s from Amazon rather than go to ITunes.  Here is a hint:  If you are making slideshows with Windows, and not a using a Mac, then MP3s are the way to go.  I'm not even sure how to use ITunes music on a slideshow. But then, with Amazon available, I don't have to learn that, thankfully. 

I was wrong about there being *A*  song named Christmas in July.  There were many!  I listened to about ten samples of different songs entitled Christmas in July, and this one was the only one that seemed remotely appropriate, and possibly good. I took a chance and paid 89 cents to download it. Yes, it is a bit hillbilly, but you must know that a native Texan, transplanted to Tennessee, who is married to someone who likes bass fishing, must have at least some affinity for hillbilly type music, as long as it is good.  And this is good.  I need to check out more stuff by the Therapy Sisters.  After all this hot weather we all need a little therapy.  

1 comment:

  1. This is a funny post. I like: "It is hotter than vinyl underwear." And the snowman at the end.