We live in an alternate universe Down Under, where the weather from the Northern Hemisphere saturates our news, but our own weather hardly rates a mention. Polar Vortexes, Sub Zero temperatures, high winds and destruction - so much more exciting than boring old heatwaves and the consequences. Australian weather? We just accept that it's summer, so we expect ridiculously-high temps, with drought/and/or floods/and/or bushfires/and/or cyclones thrown in. What's new? It happens every year when December rolls around. (Funnily enough, that's when I escape to the Northern Hemisphere, being someone who prefers cold to heat, lol!)
|Baked Poetry Cafe iced coffee, the best I've ever tasted!|
|If you can't get to the beach, you might cool off under the moisture fans wherever you see one!|
|The Australian Outback...always sizzling! A great setting for Australian romances...from Australian authors like Annie Seaton, Jenny Schwartz, Anna Campbell et al...|
|Our native koala is parched too. Anywhere for a drink! Lucky suburban koalas.|
Bushfires always abound in summer, especially in 40C+ heat and in the south where the heat is dry! Queensland where I live is humid.
|It was 54C this day!|
What about writing? Not easy in the heat...
Too hot to be inside, so the Vannguard Writers Group met at the Coffee Club in the city and participated in a writing exercise at the Wednesday Farmer's Market.
My youngest daughter lives in Townsville, where they've already had their first cyclone scare for the year. Luckily, Townsville was spared. It hit the towns to the south, but not too badly.
At the end of another unbearably hot day in Brisbane, you head to South Bank beach, which is open all year round, well into the night.
Too hot to go home to bed, so you may as well take a ride on the Brisbane Wheel.
Ha ha! I hope you enjoyed my photo essay. And the good news is that it has cooled down a little!
And I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, Tracks, where a young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of Western Australia with her four camels and faithful dog. Drama/Biography/Adventure