It is hot! Real hot!!

We’re having a heatwave, a tropical, tropical heatwave. The temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising, she certainly can ….. can-can ~ Marilyn Monroe – There’s No Business Like Show Business, 1954

We have been experiencing quite a heatwave in Australia over the last week with temperatures soaring of 40 degrees celsius (104F).

It usually gets pretty hot in summer, I remember it getting really hot as a kid and spending most of my time in the pool or hiding indoors

In our new house in the country, there is no air conditioning or fans and because of this, I had to sit inside all day with the blinds closed.

It was too hot to take photos, hang out the washing, walk the dog .. anything. I just melted into my chair. The road to our house even melted in places

The affect on our garden was extreme with large eucalyptus trees wilting and the roses being burnt to a crisp as soon as they opened

In the first cooler day for more than a week I took the opportunity in the afternoon to document the affect of the heatwave in my garden

In the three photos below you will see the affect with roses excessively wilted and crispy, with photo 2 reminding me of a meringue

Let me know how you survived the heatwave or how you are coping with the extreme cold on the other side of this planet

Wilted wm

Rose meringue wm

rose heatwave fine art

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Justine King

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I am a Fine Art photographer in Sydney, Australia. I am passionate about using artistic expression in photography to convey a message
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I am a Fine Art photographer in Sydney, Australia. I am passionate about using artistic expression in photography to convey a message

2 Comments

  1. It has been a scorcher in some parts of the country.
    The flora and fauna are sufferring as well, even though the Goldie hasn’t sufferred as much as other parts the grass is still crisp. I also dead headed all the rose bushes yesterday of burnt buds.
    Your images even though sad are beautiful.Stay hydrated . JB

    • Hi Julianne, thank you I am glad you like the photos. I was devastated at the burnt roses but then I started to see the textures and got an idea to photograph them.
      I dead headed some of the roses after a photographed them but others I couldn’t bear to as I saw them in a new light 🙂
      Enjoying the much needed rain today. I hope your garden is recovering! Cheers, JK

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