Tag: Summer

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At Last – Autumn Has Arrived

It has been a long dry Summer this year.  I notice my last post was dated in October 2015, so I have missed telling you about the end of Spring and the entire Summer season. (Oops – sorry about that.) In Australia, the El Nino weather pattern meant a hot, dry Spring followed by an even drier Summer.  The dam is…

Ripe Apricots

Fruit!

In Australia it’s mid Summer and the fruit is beginning to ripen.  We are not the only ones to notice.  Swamp Wallabies and parrots also have their eye on the crop, and are much faster than we are at taking advantage of ready to eat fruit!  Last year we had bountiful crops that seemed to disappear overnight.   This year,…

Swamp Wallaby Drinking

Too hot for swamp wallabies, and for me too!

Yesterday, the temperature here reached 39 degrees celsius.  We were lucky – many parts of the State had temperatures in the low 40’s.  Even so, we didn’t feel lucky – high heat, high winds and dry vegetation is a dangerous mix.   In our former life, in the middle of a large city, we would have said ‘Phew – it’s hot!”…

Rain on the dam

Rain, Heat and Fire Plans

This week has seen a shift in the weather. As I walked around on Monday, the dry soil and drying grasses seemed so different from the lush green growth we have had here for most of our time. I didn’t see many native flowers in bloom, and the bracken had grown in areas which needed attention.  A water mark around…