Here are almost at the end of our mid-winter month of July. The weather during this last week has been all over the place. Talk about a topsy-turvy week. On Monday we had an extraordinarily warm winter's day and night. By mid-day the mercury had hit 29 deg C (84 deg F) at work, and that night it only dropped down to around 20 deg C (68 F).
But then on Tuesday the daytime temp. had plummeted back down to the low 20s, where it's remained all week; with the mercury really dropping late Wednesday night / early Thursday morning to around 11 deg C (51 deg F).
Most of us were trying to find lovely sunny spots where we could warm up our freezing cold tootsies and pinkies.
But then the wind whipped up as well this week. We've had some very blustery days and nights. Some of us had to move to more comfortable, sheltered spots where we could chill out and snooze while the wind gusts played havoc all around us.
All that moving around, trying to find the ideal spot, was exhausting!
Out in the garden, it's a story of the same old things still on show. I thought I'd just put a few of these together as a collage to share.
some of the pinks and purples
some of the yellows and oranges
The first of the Bauhinia variegata blooms have appeared, as is usual for mid-winter here.
The Tabebuia impetiginosa has dropped a lot of its leaves by now, and its blooming cycle has begun. Again, this is usual for mid-winter.
Our native Sterculia quadrifida or Peanut Tree is another of our winter deciduous trees. Mine has dropped all its leaves now, and is covered in seed pods. They start off green and turn to an eye-catching orange-red. It certainly makes an interesting display out in my courtyard garden at this time of year.
I'm joining Tootsie for her Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers meme.