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.