It reached 47 Degrees today. For those of you experiencing a northern hemisphere winter right now, I'll just point out that we are talking about 47 Celsius. That's 116 Degrees Fahrenheit.
In fact the hottest day on record here in Melbourne.
Oh, and the winds reached around 82km/hour in our neck of the woods. That's about 50 miles/hour.
A pretty deadly combination of heat and wind, resulting in some major bushfires spreading throughout the state.
My next post was actually going to be to show off our beautiful vege garden that Paul recently finished, however unfortunately all the lovely photos we took are now 'Before' shots -with the garden currently looking a little worse for wear.
So first up is our beautiful garden, as it looked last week... followed by a picture of how our tomato plants shaped up after the heat of the day.
A little disappointing after all the hard work that Paul has put in - although nothing that they can't recover from. And really, as we sit in our air-conditioned room, sipping on a glass of wine, we are just thankful that a few dry plants is the worse thing we have to worry about tonight.
And we spare a thought for the many people who have lost their homes in today's bushfires; and for the wonderful CFA crews who are out there still, doing all they can to prevent further devastation
Stay cool everyone.