Last week there were storms around which we didn't get but one day there was a sensational sunset after they had passed by. I only went outside to take a photo of it when I noticed an orange glow on my neighbour's house. I have never seen a sunset like that here before although they are quite common at the beach and you can get a better view of them there as there are no buildings in the way.
Several of the storms have been very destructive and there have even been a couple of houses that have been burnt down after being hit by lightning and this morning a tourist climbing a mountain was also hit and sadly passed away. So everyone has been warned to take care in these storms.
Before the really hot days started I thought I had better try and use my camera with the really great zoom so that I could get used to the settings and spied this little fellow high up in the pine tree next door. There were actually three of them laughing away at something...probably the silly person with the camera :-)
I always want to take the perfect photo when the Jacarandas are flowering but that is easier said than done. I will have to learn how to take better photos of flowers with the new camera as the little point and shoot one has a Macro setting for close-ups. I am going to miss that camera when I give it to my grandchildren.
Seeing as I have done practically nothing apart from trying to survive during the past week, I must mend my ways tomorrow and make a couple of loaves of sourdough. The oven hasn't been turned on for a week as we have been living on salads so no sourdough or anything else has been baked. Just as well I freeze the loaves to put in the sandwich maker for lunches. This time I am going to follow the instructions that Chris has written out recently in "The" Sourdough Tutorial. I don't think I will have any problems getting the dough to rise in this weather....do you? :-)