Generally as later afternoon rolls around, clouds follow. Then a cooling afternoon rain appears.
Generally as later afternoon rolls around, clouds follow. Then a cooling afternoon rain appears.

Lately, it’s been hot. Really hot. Temperatures about 95 degrees or hotter. With humidity, the heat index rises to around 106 degrees. Very, very hot.  Even people who say that they like New Orleans summer heat are complaining.  Is this normal for  those of us who live “down here?” No. Even though August is the hottest month for us, it is truly unseasonable hot… as the weather people like to say. Why? No rain. No afternoon cooling rain. I made this picture last week, some time, and that was the last time a rain drop fell. Anywhere. This will pass. It always does. That’s the good thing about the weather. Right? But, there is one thing to be concerned about… the Gulf waters are getting hotter. I haven’t read this anywhere, but I’d guess that they are in the mid-to-high 80s. And, this is hurricane season. If a storm happens to get into the Gulf, the hot water will feed the storm making it bigger. I think you know the rest.

This picture. Night fall in Jackson Square. Pretty much in front of St. Louis Cathedral, but looking towards the river instead of looking back at the cathedral. Not much post production. This is pretty much as I found it.