THE HEATWAVE CONTINUES


ANOTHER HEATWAVE IS HITTING OUR STATE AGAIN…WE HAD ALMOST A WEEK OF MUCH MILDER TEMPS AND TO PUT A DOONA ON AT NIGHT WAS SO NICE..BUT IT’S BACK.. LAST NIGHT WAS MUGGY AND STIFLING AND AS I TYPE THIS I AM LITERALLY DRIPPING SWEAT! IT’S 33C AND IT’S 10.00PM…LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER NIGHT OF PILLOW FLIPPING.. NOW I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO FLIPS THEIR PILLOW OVER TO THE COOLER SIDE..THEN FLIPS IT BACK AND SO IT GOES AN EVENING OF PILLOW FLIPPING TOSSING SWEATING AND GENERAL UNREST.. THE GROUNDS OUTSIDE AND THE WHOLE LANDSCAPEΒ ARE DRY ..BONE DRY..I DROVE TO A LITTLE TOWN CALLED MARYBOROUGH TODAY AND AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE IT’S BROWN GREY OR BROWN.. THERE WAS A FIRE THE OTHER DAY THAT WIPED OUT 350 ODD ACRES..AND THIS ON A WARM TO HOT DAY WITH NO WIND..I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE BURIED TO THE ARMPITS IN SNOW AND I FEEL GREEN WITH ENVY, AS MUCH AS I HATE BEING COLD AT LEAST I CAN RUG UP, STOKE THE FIRE AND TURN THE ELECTRIC BLANKET ON. THIS IS MIND NUMBING AND OPPRESSIVE HEAT THAT HAS TAKEN ALL MY ENERGY. COMPOUND THAT WITH A VERY BUSY PROJECT I AM WORKING ON WHICH HAS SEEN ME NOT IN BED BEFORE MIDNIGHT MOST NIGHTS AND I AM STARTING TO THINK I SHOULD SIGN UP FOR AN ARCTIC MISSION…. THE NEWS AND FIRE SERVICES INFORM US WE HAVE NO BREAK IN SIGHT..THE INNER CITY MELBOURNE HAS HAD A COOL CHANGE BUT WE WON’T GET IT , WE ARE TOO FAR INLAND. SO I AM TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH BLOGGIES BUT WITH ONE EAR LISTENING TO THE SCANNER ONE EYE LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW AND BOTH HANDS TYPING DAY IN DAY OUT I MAY FALL A TAD BEHIND…AGAIN…. WHY DOES YOUR OWN SWEAT MAKE YOUR EYES BURN??? ARGHHHH… THE ONLY REAL BONUS IS THAT THE SUNSETS AND SUNRISES ARE DIVINE THIS TIME OF YEAR.. THE SUN RISES IN THE MORNING OUT THE FRONT OF OUR PROPERTY AND SETS OUT THE BACK…HERE ARE SOME PICS OF HER BEAUTY ..EVEN IF SHE IS A BIT OF A BEAST AT THE MOMENT! HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE ..

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  1. Gosh…sitting here in my house with my heavy sweater on, little space heater going, sixteen degrees outside…..hard to imagine a heatwave but I know how OPPRESSIVE that can be after days and days of it. Stay as cool as you can…..you are getting some lovely photos in spite of the mind-numbing heat!!

    Hugs, Pam

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    • Swap? bwaahhaaa πŸ™‚ 4 degrees is a bit cold!!! even in winter the lowest it gets here has been -5c and no snow…guess the season we are yet to have is always the best one! thanks for the compliment on the pics πŸ™‚ I am off to have a cold shower I feel quite light headed…and best I try and cool down..can I roll around in you yard? πŸ˜‰

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      • that is funny! I am never a fan of the cold and prefer the heat any day. We rarely if ever use air conditioning in the summer! Needless to say our heating bills are atrocious! πŸ™‚ Enjoy the cool off!!

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        • Hahahaaah I prefer the summer too but for some reason this side of the world is brutal..even tourists from quite hot countries say the heat is different..i have no idea just know I am melting πŸ˜‰ stay warm…ugghhh and yes I will enjoy my shower πŸ™‚ have a good day/night πŸ˜‰

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    • Me too ,but Feb is the worst month usually so we knew it was coming…I just feel for the pups and the cats..they are finding it harder the older they get..they have that oh here we go look! at the moment the loungeroom looks like someone threw a can of pets on the floor….poor buggers πŸ™‚ But yes the sunsets and rises are lovely…:)

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  2. We too are well reminded not to complain about our endless rain. We are lucky and at least it is mild here. Stay safe and we really feel for you all. More pillow flipping we suppose. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    • Hahaha yep it was a flipping night alright…I hope you get a break in the rain so you can adventure outside!! Thanks Molly we will have a great Wednesday now Hugs and lovies Fozziemum xx

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  3. I am so sorry your hot temps are back but I laughed because last night I took a photo of our sunset which looks eerily similar to your last photo. If I remember, I will share on Facebook. Also (I didn’t read the comments above so if someone mentioned it already I apologize) there is a pillow you can buy that STAYS COOL! It is called a “cooling pillow” I believe…….I would check on Amazon, I bet it is there. While you are boiling we are below zero with major warnings. xoxoxo

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    • How bizarre indeed! I must check this pillow out….drives me batty playing flip the pillow all night!! and you stay safe and warm the images we see are really bad..as much as the heat is hideous at least we can get out to get what we need..snowed in is a different damn thing altogether!
      hugs Bev xxxx

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  4. Hmmm…a heat wave doesn’t sound so bad right now! Our temperatures plunged overnight and should stay that way over the next few days. Then, we’ll be back up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit after that. Stay cool, friends! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

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  5. Such beautiful photos my friend! One day, I will see it in person…. well at least through mom/dad’s eyes – snorts. Love the sky! Just think sometimes at night, I can be looking up in the sky and you could possibly at the same time – WOW. That just blows this little piggies mind! I wish I could send you some cool air. Can you believe they say *WE* might get snow today. Here. In the south. In the middle of Georgia? It’s a miracle if it happens – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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  6. Your photos are wonderful, it must be a pleasure to see such a sky. I’m pondering if I would change my weather with yours ( rain,wind,mist and the sky has ’50 shades of grey’ literally) but I’m not sure :o)

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  8. Fozziemummy, how about you and me take off and go visit my Nylabluewoowoooo together! I could pull you in a sled so you can sleepy in the way there! Wooooowoooooooo!

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  9. the pictures are beautiful bev…and if we could pack up the snow and send it two you…..or perform some ancient ritual that asks the thunder gods for rain…..we would in a heartbeat…..sorry you’ve got it so bad……I hope no more fires occur…that’s a lot of lost acreage

    😦

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    • It is a lot of land, and at the CWA meeting yesterday we were taking up collections as the poor people whose land it was lost Alpacas fodder etc..the fire burnt up to their porch where they herded all the alpacas they could..sadly not all…I hate our summers I really do..today is a bit milder but I am tired..i will wait by the letterbox for snow πŸ˜‰

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    • Isn’t it funny Cupcake..i feel hot at the end of a day if it’s 30 inside but in winter when we have the fire going I complain i’m cold when the temp inside is 30…stay warm it’s very cold for you guys!! Hugs and lovies Fozziemum xx

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  10. I think you’d like Ireland! Never too cold or too hot, and rarely dry! Although when it DOES get dry, people set the gorse on fire to clear it. Jerks. I have a fabulous photo due to their selfishness, though. Can’t share it as it is too good and will get stolen!

    I like the sunset pic best – I bet you do too, as it means the heat might ease off a bit…

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    • I think I would like it too!! and I must confess the gorse is here and gets burnt!! it has too..it’s a massive problem πŸ™‚ I always worry my pics will get stolen…and I love the sunsets ..problem here is it makes no diference to the stinking heat..a crappy sleep but a tad cooler so I am heading to the shops before it heats up..hubby has taken my car for a long trip and I have his..old police panel van..smells like crims and has no air con….arghhhhh

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        • Oh they will be and hopefully school holidays are over and they will be quieter!! bogs…ahhhh burn burn burn …good grief…people really don’t think..here even the tree stumps after a bushfire are a problem..the fire goes deep within the stump and like a wick burns underground for the length of the roots only to pop up in a different area and start another damn fire..so even though they appear to be out they aren’t..from what I know of bogs the burning would be similar to tyres..taking a long long time to stop.

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          • Yes indeed! And a horrible waste of natural resources. And gets the fire department out – which are NOT volunteers like in most rational countries. Seriously – if I report a fire, I get charged for the call out! Even if I have nothing to do with it! Who the HELL thought that up?

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            • You kidding!! we have MFB who are paid and our CFA who are volunteers…if I report a fire no charge…if the firies come to an illegal fire or burn the person responsible gets charged …. if you stay at a hotel and the fire alarm goes off because you say burnt a chop in a pan in your room..you get charged a call out fee…if I had to call them to our house I wouldn’t….go figure πŸ™‚

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              • Nope. If my chimney catches on fire, I get charged. If I see a neighbour with a unmistakeable chimney fire, and I call it in? I get charged. If I see a bog fire… Yeah. I’d do it from a pay phone but I think they took them all out!

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                • Jeez that would crash and burn pardon the pun here…we rely on people ringing the hotline to dob in bushfire arsonists…mongrels are everywhere…we have a lot of these creeps and I was talking to hubby the other day and said god help anyone if I found them on our land starting a fire…they would hope the police go them first!

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  11. Such odd topsy turvy weather! Whee have rain, some people have snow and you have a heat wave! Whee don’t know whether whee are breaking out the bikinis or the bobble hats!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

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    • Hahahaah it’s a real weird weather world indeed guys!! and my mobile phone app is just as confused!! one day of 45c which is 113F and the app showed snowclouds and said we had freezing rain….go figure!! hugs Fozziemumfrizzledmum πŸ˜‰ xxxx

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  12. We are all doing the rain dance over here for you Fozziemum. We hope that you are able to stay safe, and keep that sweat out of your eyes! I find it only stings when I have sunblock on my face, but such is life in hot climates eh πŸ™‚
    Thinking of you, big hugs XO

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    • I agree hot climates do reek havoc on the poor body! it’s cooler this evening but we have been given some pretty dire warnings for the days ahead..keep on dancing πŸ™‚ Thanks so much guys πŸ™‚ big hugs back xxx

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        • It’s a valley that needs some serious attention ..one road in one out..we went through this Black Saturday…we were out of Warbie for a month…Mt Little Joe had the occasional back burn that invariably got out of hand and lit the whole mountain up….some things never change..we drove up our old street when we came down for our sons wedding last year..even worse! and we only moved out 3 years this August !

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  13. Beautiful skies and I hope you are able to keep cool enough to sleep. I am thrilled with our winter weather as it has never been this warm in January before-47 to 60 degrees during the day.
    I just bought a port bile air conditioner at Home depot for the summer.

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    • I am glad you are having a mild winter! we had quite a cold but not very wet winter..so this adds to the summer problems.Good move getting in early with the aircon! sales of these and fans has gone stupid here!!

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  14. What stunning photos! IT’s made to go from reading a blog about snow, snow and nothing but snow to yours with heat, heat and even more heat. Pity you can sort out an exchange! Stay safe!

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    • Thanks Basil! I agree….a nice inbetween would be fab for everyone! people everywhere are having crazy weather..the top of Australia is preparing for a cyclone….always mother nature reminds us how small we are thankyou we are well prepared Basil πŸ™‚

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  15. Oh dear!!! That is insane!! I HATES humidity!! And when it’s THAT hot, it just makes it 100 times worse! I would send you some of our weather, it had been really nice, butts the tide is turning and it’s gonna get weird (muggy, muggy, muggy!). I will keep my paws crossed that you guys stay safe, and that your weather gets cooler soon!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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    • Thanks Ruby I agree Humidity makes you nuts..makes my hair curl so you would be n real strife with your furs bwahaaha πŸ™‚ muggy yetch!!! I am sure we will be fine..always ready Ruby safety first πŸ™‚ Hugs and lovies Fozziemum xx

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  16. Hi Bev: Sweat stings because there is salt in it…that is why we need to drink alot of water so we do not deplete salt volume in our bodies or we can go into convulsions….ok medical lesson completed!
    Now on to the Summer there…we HAVE 8 FEET OF SNOW AS OF TODAY!!!! It is supposed to continue squalling til midnite….roads & highways are closed. No transit; no nothing. Most business closed. Only corner shops are open thankfully as I had to get Nylablue some more Chicken feast….we ran out!!!! NB was on high alert pacing back & forth until i returned with the ‘goods’…now peace & harmony are restored in the household. I wanted to dig out bedroom window for her….ahhhhh no! There is no way I can get to it….now if only I could just send you about a bazillion tonnes of this stuff….that woudl sort the fires out & cool you off. If you want fly on up here…I have a lovely front yard full of snow just waiting for you to make snow angels in!!!!
    Talk about weather extremes, lol πŸ˜‰
    Much love from Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue (snoozing with chicken in her tummy)

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    • Old salty me..hahaah πŸ™‚ it stings like a bugger and then I can’t see bwahahaah my glasses fog up..at leats it seems milder even though we are still being warned…we have interstate fire fighters coming in and some from New Zealand..so I wonder just how bad it is going to get this weekend..no fires around atm so fingers crossed and you need a sled to get out…crazy insane weather everywhere…Bacon has snow in Georgia!! nuts….I will fly up and we can make snow angels…sounds like bliss πŸ™‚ Hugs and Love Bev and gang xxx

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  17. Beautiful photos! I hope you get a temperature break soon. It sounds like you’re having weather like Phoenix, AZ in the summer where it often stays above 100F even overnight. But there’s little to no humidity in AZ so I don’t know if you’ve got the humidity to go with your high temps or not. Humid heat is definitely worse. Seems Mother Nature is taking revenge on everyone!

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    • Thankyou πŸ™‚ yes we have 95 percent humidity most days..which is actually safer fire wise but yuk!!!! Mother nature is really Menopausal at the moment …and yes she’s being a right cow!!

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  18. Sweat is very salty…say you are salty like chips πŸ˜‰
    I am glad it feels a bit cooler…more fire fighters…this is good but I hope they are not actually needed. I have been in touch with Bacon & the crew & Madi’s Mom & they are all atwitter with their 2-4 inches of snow….that is nothing to us here.
    I would love to make snow angels with you here!!! We have enough snow to populate Heaven with snow angels….hahaha!!!
    There were 2 major fires this week; 1 in Hamilton (wher I used to live) a huge mansion on Undercliffe Avenue in the ritzy part of the city…it was a huge white southern styled mansion…so sad! I lvoed that place. Last nite there was a huge fire in Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill, the tourist part of the city & the building had 4 stores in it….the business & bulidings are worth over $500,000. Cdn dollars…
    So cold there the water is freezing as it hits the ground so the firefighters had to sit down, legs out in front of them to hose the building down….craziness everywhere!!!!
    Isn’t Winter here & Summer there just great??? LOL
    Much love from Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xx

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    • That’s awful that such history burns down and also the financial aspects ..when Rhiannon went to New York she was a camp helper at a camp in New York state..had a funny name it was for really rich kids!! she was there for three months ..arrived the day before she turned 19..Camp Schodack I think it’s just come back to me…anywho..she was chosen with other camp leaders to go with the kids to Canada..and of course Niagra Falls..she loved it!! was the longest three months of this mothers life saying goodbye to a plane that took my baby away nearly killed us..Phil and I wandered around and my heart actually hurt!! I still have all the emails that we sent each other printed out….ahhh seems like a lifetime ago..it was 10 years argghhhhh thans for the memory lane trip my sweet Loves Bev xxxx

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  19. Anytime Bev anytime…my petsitter’s daughter went to Australia 2 years ago for 6 months & Anne was so worried the whole time….the duaghter returned with an Aussie boyfriend & now they are out in Whistler, British Columbia…at least her daughter is still on this continent albeit some thousands of miles away, lol…
    Love S-E. xoxo

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  20. We were out shoveling snow today and I was thinking of how I complained about the heat we had last summer! We have hot summers here (40c), but nothing like the heat you guys have been getting, And we do get fires!
    Right now some of our crews are in California where they have been having a drought (and a number of fires set by bushfire arsonists. A neighbor’s son is down there.
    Gorgeous pictures! Don’t you love how the smoke from the fires makes the skies so spectacular!

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    • I hope your neighbours son stays safe!! Arsonists have been a huge problem here too…hubbies uncle and cousin are volunteer fire firghters..it’s amazing the work they do! and yes apparently California and Victoris where I live are the same for fires….we do get your guys helping here and we send our guys to you..snow….oh I wish..i was so busy on the blogs this morning I left it late to go out..it’s horrid …but yes the fires bring that beauty ..sad but amazing πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks for that..yes I am over it….day after day..the poor pups are exhausted so are the kitties…thankyou the pics are always lovely at night! and you ….I can’t believe I am saying this keep warm!!!! arghhhhh πŸ˜‰

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    • I agree Rumpy..you need some relief from the snow and cold and blizzards..we see on the news how bad it is..so hard to imagine when we are sweltering her..the poor pups and kitties and sheep here have had enough..dogs with bags under their eyes from the heat..over it indeed and we are halfway through summer and this mnth is our worst usually…aghhh we need to mix up the weather and make temperate climates worldwide!

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  21. Looking at your weather right now makes me wonder if we should just cancel summer here! Last year was already the hottest on record – even for the desert. Getting much too old to handle another year working out in the elements! Thinking cool and unfirey thoughts for you!

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    • I suggest you do! this is insane here…the last stretch of heatwaves like this was prior Black Saturday so we are all on edge! it’s nearly 43c now at 2.30 pm and its 95% humidity…I too am getting too damn old for this heat and trying to maintain 11 acres….all too much like hard work πŸ™‚ thanks for the cool thoughts..i need to head out now..the aircon in the car is great ..may just stay in it!!

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      • You win! Last year was the hottest summer on record here on the desert, a little higher than your temps, but we were DYING at 35% humidity. I can’t imagine what you are experiencing right now! You have my thoughts and well wishes, and my hope that the weather breaks soon.

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    • I think it’s disgraceful! it’s there ocean and home not ours…I mean it it’s not like they are bashing us up in carparks or breaking into our homes…massive outrage here and all through the country..hope they stop it makes me again sad to be human!

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        • Yep disgusting and yep I will be! I think it’s just bloody horrid, more people drown at beaches usually tourists who don’t understand our surf conditions or drunk males..more chance of being bashed at an atm or dying from an allergic reaction to a bee sting or peanuts……it’s barbaric and they are catching them under size anyway!!!

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  22. I really wish we could send you some of the cold weather. This weather is really weird we are having incredibly cold weather (below zero farenheit) and you are having extreme heat. I really wish the weather would moderate for everyone.

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