Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Coping with the heat


One method for coping with the extreme heat we get here in the desert is with "misters."  The above photo shows the misters along the mall area at Biltmore Fashion Park shopping center.


Restaurants also use misters to cool down their patio dining areas but, as you can see from the above photo, people still don't sit outside when the temperatures soar above 105 degrees (42 C).  We usually reserve outdoor dining for the fall, winter, and spring months.

17 comments:

Mersad said...

That's a good way to cool down, but when the heat is that high it won't help. It will only be humid. Nice restaurant though! :D

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Siddhartha Joshi said...

42 degrees? How...it gets so hot even in the States! These misters help only a bit...they are getting very popular in India also, esp for outdoor seating in the eve...
-- Houseboats of Srinagar

Andy said...

I was in Phoenix once and it was in the summer. It was HOT, HOT... so I can understand how useful theses water misters can be.

Kathy said...

Great for a moment's respite but sitting under them too long just leaves you limp!

cieldequimper said...

What amazes me is the use of such a sparse resource as water!

You'd never get me outside in that kind of temperature! :-)

Birdman said...

Here's another fact. I don't like to hold an umbrella while I eat. hahahahahahaha

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that made me think about our summer with a blast of heat Sharon.. Thank goodness we're still in the middle of winter :)

Judy said...

Those misters do help but they are not too good for the hairdo.

William Kendall said...

Something we don't see much of here- the closest thing would be the water systems on the grass in some parks.

RedPat said...

My hair would be a ball of fuzz if I got blasted by one of those!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Judy hates the misters and avoids them at all costs. I kinda like them.

Jack said...

I honestly don't know how you take that intense heat.

Randy said...

I don't think I could handle that heat anymore.

Thérèse said...

It's helping but not much and certainly not with the hair :-)

llandudnopictures said...

Very cooling, looking!

Kate said...

Misters always make me think of greenhouses.

José Mendonça said...

I've never seen this before but it surely makes sense.