Bryn Cymro

Words and images from home and away

Summer swoon

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Wisteria, rose, rhododendron, maple, orange, rose, hibiscus, cherry, magnolia, daisy, azalia — none were at all happy when we got back from the beach yesterday after the record heatwave in Melbourne of four consecutive days over 41 degrees celsius. Fruit is blackened, leaf canopies are singed, thousands of blades and fronds are crisped like curry leaves sizzled in oil. Like many Melburnians I spent a few hours before dusk in the front garden, cold beer in one hand and hose in the other, surveying the damage and chatting to my neighbour over the fence. We clicked our tongues at the ferociousness of the heatwave while we coaxed our favourite exotics out of their high summer swoon. Facing down their alienation, their hot-under-the-arbor anger, we had no convincing answer to their question — why do you have us cling to this garden, this continent?

2 comments on “Summer swoon

  1. Dale
    January 18, 2014

    Hi Andy

    Move to Eltham- its all about Natives out here- the Grevilleas have come through the heatwave smiling!

  2. hanut.dodd@depi.vic.gov.au
    January 20, 2014

    I think I want to go to Kennett River

    Hanut Singh Dodd
    Manager – 4×4 and Fire Tankers. Policy and Implementation
    Department of Environment & Primary Industries
    03 9412 4648
    0459 807 349

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 18, 2014 by in Garden, Home and tagged , , .
Sydney Cemetery Adventures

All ye that come my grave to see

RAIOT

Challenging the Consensus

From Mawlai

Other Side Of Shillong

Modern British Studies Birmingham

Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham

The Heretic Corner

Analyzing the shades of white

Families in British India Society

Your brick wall is in India!

Asia History Hub

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Convenor: Professor Antonia Finnane

Family & Colonialism Research Network

connecting researchers interested in the history of the family in colonial contexts

The Oligarch Kings

Power, Politics and America's Noble Families

lifeat148

Just another WordPress.com site

Copenhagen Skrivning

A fine WordPress.com site

Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

Connecting researchers interested in the history of cities and towns

%d bloggers like this: