I wandered sweltering as a lava flow
Came across an idyllic scene
Splashes of orange-gold sparkling in the sun
Dappled light-play amongst the green
It is hard to convey just how hot it feels here, when there is no breath of wind and the sun beats down mercilessly from dawn to dusk. We are only at the beginning of our long summer, with the hottest months of January and February still to look forward to! And there is unlikely to be any rain until next April.
You can drink cold water all day long and still be dehydrated. The slightest exertion brings you out in a sweat. There is no respite; even sitting under the trees does not help when there is no breeze.
That is why this little scene was so welcome.
While I was drinking in the sights, Little Monkey was far more interested in the scents.
The short walk back to the car in full sun nearly finished me off. The air-con no longer works in my car, so there was no relief even there. And unlike Little Monkey, I cannot drive with my head stuck out of the window!
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