Thursday, January 29, 2009

The sky as it looks right now 11:23 am 29th. January. I was taught in my childhood, a long, long time ago, that this cloud formation meant that rain is coming in 2 days. The old farmers in the north of Sth Australia said this was the sheperd bringing the lambs because the weather was going to change. Any change will be better than the heat wave we are experiencing at the moment. FINGERS CROSSED !!

This poor shrivelled specimen is a Stellata Magnolia, planted in my garden early spring. The heavy mulch and water it has received sofar has not done any good. Maybe I'll have to invest in some shade sails.
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Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, I think there might be a cooler change on Saturday or even Friday night. Thinking of you,

Olive said...

Thanks for that Linda, I trust your knowledge of all things "Cosmic" more so than the local Weather Bureau, who says the heat will continue until next Thursday.

Mickle in NZ said...

Hello Olive.

You very kindly left a comment on my blog back in December. Please accept my apologies for taking so long to get back to you.

Suggest for Pohutukawa info google (using "Project Crimson" They have an info email address so may be able to help you with getting your pohutukawa to flower more.

But right now this must be the least of your concerns.

I expect you are both frizzled and frazzled with the heat wave. There is a cold southerly due here late Sunday afternoon - I sincerely wish I could send it over to you.

And I'm finding it warm tonight (almost 1.00am on Sunday morning) at 19 degrees!

Sending care and cool huggles, Michelle in Wellington, NZ.

Olive said...

Thanks Michelle, for taking the trouble to find the information I need. Its very kind of you and I must say, it never fails to amaze me just how many kind people out there who go out of their way to help others, such as yourself. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post your comment, but I have been having teething problems with my computer since changing my internet carrier. Happy to report that the weather is a tad cooler now...just turned off the air-con. for the first time in 9 days.Many thanks again.

Mickle in NZ said...

Olive, just remembered there are plants of the Kermadec Pohutukawa growing in NZ. It has yellow flowers.

The temps had better drop before the next cricket one day match. Or is it you teams tactic to try to fry the NZ Black Cap? lol.

We've had frazzled folks in some parts and bush fires getting away.

I'm about to start changing from my heirloom PC to dear Dad's old laptop. This should result in some funny material for posts as I don't have a techy mind. Dad and sister do but dad is up in Tauranga and Sis over in England.

Hope your garden recovers soo, sending care, Michelle across the ditch in Wellington

Olive said...

I know what you mean Michelle about the computer, if it wasn't for my neighbour Gnomes, I would still be trying to sort mine out.
And, as for the cricket.....if you cant beat them...cook'em !! :-)
Its hard to comprehend NZ in a heatwave, I always believed it to be cool over there ?? I wouldn't wish a week of 40C plus temps. on anyone. One day we had 45.7C !! Thank goodness for air-con.