This is what the radar looked like at 5.37pm yesterday.
It got more colourful as the night wore on and the rain bucketed down so there was lots of blue, red, yellow and green on the radar for much of the evening. Thankfully there was no wind nor hail in the mix. We were so grateful for the cooler change after so many sleepless nights and for once, I slept for more than three hours at a time.
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1 cup freshly sliced mango
½ cup sugar (I replaced the sugar with Dextrose)
½ teaspoon vanilla
Just as well I took a photo of these begonias the other day as they didn't survive the downpour.
The figs did...
...and the Snow on the Mountains. I discovered tonight after doing an online search for the plant that it is not actually called 'Mist on the Mountains' which the CEO has been calling it for years and I didn't know any better. Regardless of the name it just grows like a weed here.
These delicate tamarillo flowers survived and hopefully they will turn into red tamarillos not the orange ones that the CEO doesn't like and is trying to get rid of. However, the latter do have a tendency to come up in the compost heap :-)
Then there is the one and only yellow lily growing in the middle of nowhere where it never gets watered. I am sure it appreciated the four inches of rain.
I am now taking note of the heatwaves on my blog so that I can look back during the year and calculate how many days we had in the mid thirties or higher. Last time it was a whole week and the latest one started on Friday and finished yesterday on Monday. We need to work out if it is going to be worth investing in aircon as it is getting really difficult to cope with extremes of weather as we get older and the CEO has a heart condition so that doesn't help. According to gardening guru, Annette McFarlane, we live in a cool temperate zone and our summers weren't as hot years ago so aircon wasn't really needed but we will need to make changes if the climate continues to get warmer.
How about you? Are you finding the climate is changing where you live?