I found this picture of some pretty cosmos and as my dad nearly always grew them I thought it a good introduction to today's chat.
Not a lot to report. Yesterday was a real stinker and last night so hot. Today is not likely to be much better and then on Wednesday the temperature drops way down and we are to have rain and perhaps a thunderstorm. Fortunately, although there was a bushfire threatening houses in one of our northern suburbs, it was put under control within a few hours but the bad thing is they believe it was deliberately lit. Hope they find the scoundrel responsible.
It was K and B's 39th wedding anniversary on Saturday and they went away for two nights to their special place down in Margaret River. They are both so busy at work now and neither has 100% good health so it was great they managed to escape for a short time. I know they had the trip to the US but with the thousands of miles in the air they were both worn out when they arrived home. This is the main street in M.River and the other the coast down that way.
I have made an appointment for Phil to see Dr Ken on Thursday afternoon. Thought it a little too hot to be going out yesterday and today and the doctor won't be there on Wednesday so Thursday had to be it. Will let you know what transpires. I feel perhaps Phil will be put on Crestor which is the medication I take to keep my cholesterol in check. No really bad side effects.
Was saddened to hear about the 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand in the early hours of Monday and two lives lost made it even worse. Fortunately it was in a more rural area but several homes were destroyed or badly damaged and one historic building is no more. The area of Kaikoura which suffered the worse damage, and a small tsunami, I remember from when we visited New Zealand back in 1981. We drove on that coastal road that was so badly damaged in this quake. We had been on a bus tour of the south island and when we arrived in Picton (top of the south island) we had intended to catch public transport back to Christchurch. The bus driver's fiancee had been waiting for him in Picton and he asked her if she would give us a lift to CH-CH. He also asked her to stop at the caravan on the side of the road so we could buy a crayfish (lobster) which we did. That was possibly the road that yesterday was partly demolished by the quake. A very beautiful part of a beautiful country.
Did you happen to see the SUPER MOON last night. Ours is not a good place to see the moon rise but not long after there it was up in the sky, so large and SO bright. Had to make sure we saw it as it won't do that again until 2034 so we were told. My granddaughter Aimee and I both have an infinity with the moon. It began when she was quite tiny. The family were at our place and the moon was full. I said 'there's my moon' and she said "no, it's my moon". I then explained the one she saw when she was home was her moon but the one we saw at my home was my moon. Honestly, one should not do that with a small child. We've often laughed about it over the years.
I hope you week is going well for you as it is for us, apart from the heat. Phew!!!