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Sunday, July 19, 2015
What's On Show This Weekend ... July 18-19, 2015 ... mid-Winter.
Well, old man Winter arrived in the tropics this past week. He bought some seriously cold nights and early mornings, and some gorgeous sunrises.
Mid-week it was down to between 7 and 9 deg C (44 - 48 F). That is COLD for the tropics. With very low humidity levels and dewpoints below 0, it was really, really, really cold. Usually, our overnight winter temps don't get below 10 C. The electric blanket had a workout, and the winter PJs and dressing gown and woolly socks all came out of the closet. I even wore a jumper to work three mornings last week!!!! Of course, it was off by mid-morning as the mercury rose to a more comfortable 22 - 24 C (71 - 75 C).
Aside for the change in temps., the conditions have remained the same. It's dry season and the skies are usually bright blue and fairly clear. I spend quite a bit of time watering garden beds and potted plants these days.
This weekend as I strolled around moving sprinklers or watering with the hose, I spotted ...
Out on the courtyard garden there was
In my new garden beds near the carshed,
Elsewhere, there are flowerheads on ...
I usually spot quite a few birds as I wander around the garden and this weekend has been no different.
The Forest Kingfisher is always a delightful sight.
I spent quite a while watching this little Willy Wagtail doing a jig around the yard this morning. Such a mesmorizing performance!