Friday, 4 February 2011

melting...........

The last 3 weeks have been 35C plus.............temp wise............35C is great when the other option is 40C plus and we have had some of those..............41C is forecast for today...............
yesterday morning when I got up and went out of the air con bedroom it felt like I walked into the sauna it was so muggy and warm yesterday morning............I went off to the big town town shopping and getting in and out of the car OMG...........it was HOT..............I was so pleased to get home.........
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this morning I got up and though oh it is going to be another AWFUL day...................I wanted to get my short walk in early so off I went at "sparrow fart" I didn't get more then a few metres out the door and looked out and could just tell it was going to be a beautiful sunrise................so I rang back in and took the camera with me..............
how gorgeous is this..............
sorry this is photo heavy.............
amazing how things change in only about 15 mins.
to the west
turned straight back around to the east..........
whispy clouds.........


then I still had the camera while walking around the garden turning on the hoses................
a late agapanthus.............
why a mushroom thinks it could survive in this heat.........
one of my favourites and very hardy...........crepe myrtles...........lots of summer colour...........
lots of sap is coming out of this ironbark...........
not the clearest pic as it was a little early and dull but the bark on this tree is very very dark...........
duranta flower............with a little bonus.........

The paddocks have dried off heaps and look brown and dry.........lets hope there aren't any thunderstorms...............just rain..........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

39 comments:

  1. It's amazing seeing your temperatures... I heard the news saying it was one of (or the longest) heatwave you have had....
    hot here but nothing like that....
    Cool hugz

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  2. Beautiful photos - I love sunrises and sun sets. Your temperatures are . . disgusting. I always think it is so awful in Brisbane in Summer - which to my mind starts in October and finishes in March, but we dont often go above 35. But the humidity here is the killer. When I win a BIG lotto I am living in Tasmania for 6 months and Brisbane for the other 6!!
    Hang in there - Winter can't be too far away!!

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  3. Love the photo heavy post
    Gorgeous sunrise

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  4. You are making me so wish for Spring here.... I can't wait for this cold winter to go away...
    Sunrise, LOVE IT, I miss seeing them in the morning....

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  5. Your Photo's are Gorgeous are you still making your cards...
    Awful heat you are having...
    stay Cool

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  6. I want that camera you allways get such lovely pics and so... detailed you best come to Tassie we just said not much of a summer this year is it :):)

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  7. I love sparrow fart, best time of the day! You definitely need to experience summer in Tassie, it's perfect!

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  8. Beautiful photos Chooky...love the sunrise photos..
    It's hot here too Chooky..
    Julia ♥

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  9. Photos are magnificent, Donna. We are having the weirdest summer here - hot as hell - by our standards- one day and the next cool and wet - I see them as a rest day, but lots don't! Love the fact that the nights have been quite cool because I have my own tropical warning system and don't need the weather to help that!

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  10. I love sky pictures and yours are so beautiful. You flower pictures are too. With snow and ice here it is not so pretty.

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  11. Gorgeoous...I love crepe myrtles too...and taking photos of insects on flowers, love those sorts of shots...

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  12. I went out walking before just before 6.30 this morning and it was almost 30C already...ok...I know it's summer ....but I think I might start looking for a job in Tassie......I lived there for a few years and LOVED that there was snow on the mountain in winter....and that we had to move the Christmas tree from in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve one year so we could light the fire...that's my kind of summer! Great sunrise pics!

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  13. Thankyou for sharing your early morning walk :-)) Honestly, understand the heat you are haing at the moment ... we are also having this heat, just a few hours north of you ... I live in the office with the cold air on all day, even have 3 dogs join me in the cool!
    Happy stitching, P

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  14. Early mornings and the close of day certainly are pictures of beauty. Well done .

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  15. Your photo's are just stunning as is your energy level! Blow that heat for a joke, we have 24 today, it's as muggy as hell and I'm really over it. Guess I'm just a cold weather person really.
    keep cool
    hugs
    Miche'le

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  16. What pretty pictures!!! Makes me want Spring to be here.
    Donna can you email me your address? I've got a box of prizes for you to give away on your stitch along that's coming up. :-)
    sharon@daisycottagequilting.com
    Hugs
    Sharon
    Ps. I have two books left.

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  17. Thanks for sharing the pictures, just beautiful!

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  18. What beautiful pics chooky you live in a beautiful spot,thankyou for showing us a bit of your world.
    cheers Shez
    http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, you really do get up at 'sparrow fart' ... love that term. :o)
    Gorgeous pictures!

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  20. Yes melting here too! I however do not get up early enough to see such beauty in the sunrise LOL - great pics!

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  21. Try to stay cool. It is bad enough down here, so I can just imagine what you are enduring. What a stunning sunrise. I took a couple of photos of our sunrise yesterday. The sky looked like it was on fire. I'll try to pop them up later.

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  22. As always I LOOOOOVE your pics....that sunrise is STUNNING...almost makes me what to get up early to do my walk. LOL So am I getting your address so I can send you this pattern??

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  23. Love the pics - getting up at sparrow is the best time of the day. When is it going to cool down for you?!? Hopefully soon.

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  24. Oh I do hope it cools down for you soon - it's just too hot to handle, isn'tit?

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful sky with us - so very pretty - I just can't get enough of sunrises and sunsets!

    Hope your weekend is a cooler one,

    Joolz

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  25. I love your beautiful pictures, they bring a certain summer feeling to our very cold and wintery days.

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  26. yep, 42C here today, blistering hot! Thank goodness for air con I say!!!

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  27. Thank you sharing your beautiful morning walk. Love all your photos.
    Hope you stay cool. It is very humid here in the West today.

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  28. What a beautiful sunrise. We had a beautiful pink sky the other morning, but I was already at work by the time it began.

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  29. Gorgeous photos but waaaay too hot for me! Try to stay cool.

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  30. Hey Donna! Great pics ... I'll have to take your word for it that this is what the world looks like at 'sparrow fart' cos I'm usually snoozing til the sparrow's almost ready for his lunch! Tee! Hee! Hee! Hot here too but you win. :0) Have a great weekend - Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  31. From one extreme to the other -- you have the heat and we have the bitter cold. Want to arrange a swap?

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  32. The term "sparrow fart" just gives me the giggles. Didn't know what you meant at first! Loved seeing your photos. Reminds me that summer will eventually come this way too...especially since we had been in single degrees farenheit!

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  33. Thanks for taking me back to Brolga. I LOVE the 4th pic down. It has been hot down here also but today is much cooler a welcome break. Do you not like thunderstorms?

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  34. Thank you so much for you're sweet worths! You're pictures and story's bring me back to the first summer 4 years ago, When I started living in VA, USA. Same kind of weather, same beautiful early morningviews and same blossems in our garden....back in the Netherlands things are so different... but I was lucky to have the experients to live in both worlds. Take care!

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  35. I can't even imagine it being warm. We are cold with sleet and rain. I LOVE all of your pictures and your blog!!! I don't always comment but I always read and enjoy.

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  36. Lovely photos. I love looking at the changing sky. And what an unusual tree with such dark bark. Hopefully you can stay inside where it is cooler.

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  37. I love the photo they look beauiful what amazing place we

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