Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Beastly weather

 

If you know me at all you know how much I hate humidity and hot weather. When the temperature hits 30 C with humidity hovering in the 90’s, I just wither. The girls wither and even the dogs just lay on the tiles downstairs looking drained and pathetic.

Yesterday started with me hanging clothes outside at 5:15am just before sunrise. By 10am the kitchen temperature was just under 30 C and this is downstairs. Upstairs is an oven and even with aircon in the study it was still hot. Certainly makes it difficult to move outside to take a daily photo. Thankfully the weather has now broken with rain. My fingers are crossed that it stays overcast and raining all day.

 

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Sunday was Chinese New Year and we celebrated in welcoming in the year of the Tiger with a wonderful meal. And how do you start preparing a Chinese meal? By soaking the mushrooms, lotus blossoms etc. These are Shitake mushrooms nearly ready for cooking.

 

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These are the books that I’ve read in the 2 weeks since the laser eye surgery. I am in heaven and have so much to catch up on. Yes there are piles of books beside my bed!

 

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This wonderful grasshopper even turned his head when I raised my camera to take his photos. I wish my 2 daughters were so obliging!

 

Have a great week everyone!

8 comments:

Mari said...

Great shots! I can't believe it is so hot there. I'm freezing at the moment!

Jennifer (Jennilyn) said...

Awesome photo of the grasshopper!

Michelle said...

I took a shot of a lady bug the other day and it was so hard to get the shot off before the darn thing flew away. Good thing your grasshopper was such a willing subject.

Studio Cali Design said...

Beautiful pics !

takinu said...

Hi Amson, i like warm weather. Here it is 2 degrees below zero. Cold. To cold for me. I envy you. I would like to sweat at 30 degrees.

~Susie~ said...

I would love to have your weather... We only have lots and lots of snow and cold weather!! Great shots!

raining sheep said...

Sigh, I am so jealous of your temps....we had snow yesterday and even though today was nice for Calgary (only -1C), I just did not feel like doing my run outside and ended running on a treadmill like a big gerbil. There was a thin sheet of ice on the pathways and I guess I did not feel like falling again.

Magdalena (m2m) said...

You know, I could change with you fir a while :) It's still winter here and I'm tired of snow everywhere.. But I don't know how much would I be able to stay in such a hot climate as yours. I envy you grasshoopers. I'll have to wait few months to see some here.