We had rain on the Monday, and then to see these temperatures pop up, we knew we were in for one very long hot week!
Wednesday 46C (114.8F)
Thursday 46.9C (116.4F)
Friday 48C (118.4F)
Saturday was cooler at 35C but the humidity was stifling.
We broke records!
We finally gave in and had one of these installed. As yet we haven't had to use it, but next time all will be okay. No more melting from humidity.
The vegetables suffered.
Every day I went out in the middle of the day to add cool water to the top of the barrels, and this is what got them through.
The good news is that most of the vegetables have recovered. The fruit trees however did not fare so well. I lost apples, mandarins and nectarines. They fell from the trees due to heat stress. It did not matter how much water I put on them, they still succumbed.
Even the spiders were feeling hot. I saw a lot of dead ones that didn't survive the extreme weather.
I took a photo of this flower at a lady's house I clean. She had them sitting in pink food colouring and they looked so pretty.
Look at this clever art work. My friend purchased this crab made from spark plugs and other bits and pieces when she visited Perth recently.
Toadstools in my lawn again.
As well as a lady bug.
We had a nice drop of rain just before the heatwave.
A lucky find at the op shop. Two metres of holly hobbie type fabric in really good condition. I do not think it has even been washed.
Sorting through photos for someones fiftieth.
And this little cherub has turned one.
Peek a boo!
Our family celebrated with a simple barbeque in the park.
Grumpoo and his boys.
I stopped using chemicals on my body years ago when I decided to live a healthier life. Recently I found this recipe for Homemade Anti Aging daily cleanser.
Recipe can be found here.
I simplified it by using almond meal, rice flour and powdered milk. That's it.
I have been using this for a week or so and my skin is loving it. Just a small amount mixed with water and rub gently over face before rinsing off.
I also made some of my own toner (rose water) by soaking rose petals in water to use after the above scrub. Keep in the fridge and your skin will feel so refreshed, especially in hot weather.
I follow up with a moisturiser using a mix of sweet almond oil and aloe vera gently massaged into the skin.
My night time cream is coconut oil.
These are all natural and work remarkably well.
These were white peaches and so juicy and sweet.
White figs off our tree. Surprisingly the heat didn't ruin all of them.
The figs have never tasted as good as they do this year. They are nice and plump and this one had a touch of pink.
I think I will have enough tomatoes for making relish soon.
It is now just two weeks until our son moves into his own home. We are sure going to miss having him around, but I have the feeling he is going to miss us more ~smiles.
We are making plans for the new season in our lives. When our house is quieter it will be an ideal time for a fresh coat of paint throughout the house. I have chosen a new colour and plan a little rearranging also. I am looking forward to the fresh new look.
More travel is also on the agenda. I have a feeling that I am not going to have time to be bored.
Thank you for visiting here today dear friends. Hope you are all well.
Tell me what you have been up to lately? How did you cope with the awful hot weather?
Cheerio for now xx