my view of the natural world

Keeping cool

South Australia and Victoria are currently experiencing extremely hot temperatures, and most people are looking forward to a slightly cooler weekend.  Probably not just the humans either – today I rescued a distressed magpie just in time before it succumbed to the heat.

The area I live in hasn’t fared too badly, compared to other regions, and when I was in Robe yesterday collecting my new lens, I strolled down to the town beach, and enjoyed a paddle in the water while I took some shots of others enjoying the cool.  A very nice activity :-)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust perfect out on the water…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANo crowds….. plenty of room for play…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd what better play than making sand castles!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis sweet little dog was enjoying it also.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust simply enjoying the beach……

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd making happy holiday memories.  Generations of families have been making Robe their summer holiday destination, and with good reason.  :-)

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10 responses

  1. My favorite’s the one with the sand pails and shovels. That’s a great photo – as much for what isn’t there as for what is!

    January 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    • eremophila

      Thank you! Love your comment, once again, Linda :-)

      January 20, 2014 at 4:29 am

  2. Ah, to be on the beach – it’s been ages since I’ve had the chance! Right now, outside my window, it’s SNOWING . Can you picture that? If you can, perhaps it will cool you off for a few minutes!

    January 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

    • eremophila

      All things will pass. Hot or cold eh Clover? :-) I know I’m very lucky to have such easy access to the beach, and such great beaches as are down here….. if only the water was a bit warmer….it comes via Antarctica so it’s freezing cold!

      January 21, 2014 at 4:03 am

  3. I’m sure there is a correlation between the extreme cold weather in the US and the extreme heatwave in Australia. In northern Europe it is like Spring. Bulbs are sprouting in the UK and I read that in the Nordic countries bears have been waking from hibernation. Hope it cools down soon.

    January 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    • eremophila

      Yes, nothing is in isolation Paul. It cooled down over the weekend, and so now it’s been busy busy catching up on jobs while it’s mild.

      January 21, 2014 at 3:55 am

  4. stay cool! we’re having a cold spell here….. :-)

    January 25, 2014 at 7:50 am

    • eremophila

      The summer here comes and goes….. :-)

      January 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm

  5. The beach looks most refreshing, Enivea.
    I wonder what you were thinking as the Grampians caught fire given your recent holiday there.
    My niece who was undertaking a student placement at the Halls Gap Zoo was evacuated and returned to Melbourne for the weekend which was tricky with the Western Highway blocked by car accidents and fires being deliberately lit along freeways on the edges of Melbourne. Extreme heat seems to bring out extreme behaviour.

    January 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    • eremophila

      Margaret, I was holding the Grampians close to my heart during those fires, and remembering the trials in recent years they have had – fires, floods, and now just as they were getting back on track, more fire. I’m sorry for your neice, but also glad she was able to reach safety. Extreme behaviour of all sorts appears to be on the increase.

      January 27, 2014 at 3:03 am

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