Yesterday Adelaide was the hotest city in the world. The city reached its highest temperature ever of 46.2 degrees.Elsewhere around Australia, the relentless heatwave continues. While the emphasis is always on we humans, how does it affect animals, wild and domesticated, who have higher body temperatures than us? It’s those small acts of compassion which… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: One Small Act of Compassion
Records are being broken; yes its summer but unlike other summers past. The seasonal heat, its intensity, duration and coverage, has changed making it hard to enjoy the beauty and languor of the summer holidays in Australia. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/bom-warns-of-scorching-sydney-weather-with-top-of-45c/10723824 How we live our lives during such a time has changed-aircon is essential not optional, (thank you… Read More Saturday Morning, Sydney Harbour, Heatwave Hangover
Australia is a land of extremes but last weekend was a killer. It was 45 degrees where I was staying and reached an unheard of 47 degrees in Port Macquarie, a town on the North Coast of NSW. These were first time records as 80 fires erupted throughout the state. Clearly, this was not the… Read More In Celebration of Small Things : A Cool Change After The Inferno
In Celebration of Small Things: Making My Day Here in Australia we are approaching the end of a very long, very hot summer and for the first time in many years, I’m glad. Usually I love the heat and enjoy being close to the sea or at least in close proximity to a swimming pool.… Read More In Celebration of Small Things; Making My Day
We’re Having a Heatwave…. ‘I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me! ‘ From ‘My Country’ by Dorothea Mackellar This week we had… Read More We’re Having a Heatwave…..