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Bugger me it’s hot today

The north wind is tossing the leaves

The red dust is over the town

The sparrows are under the eaves (or, in this case, the galahs are under the trees)

And the grass in the paddock is brown

Those words are taken from an old Australian Christmas song written by Bill James (WG) and John Wheeler in 1948. But I think they’re appropriate for describing Alice Springs today.

Dust in the air & grass doesn't grow anymore

On the lush lawns of the Alice Springs casino & convention centre

Too hot to fly, too hot to sit in the trees

On the well-kept and watered lawns of the Alice Springs Casino & Convention Centre on a hot day you will see birds taking refuge from the fierce and scorching heat.  If there are any puddles of water lying about (from the sprinklers not rain), the galahs will be spotted splashing about in an attempt to keep cool.  I was driving past at lunchtime today and saw these galahs and a couple of parrots resting and panting in the shade.

Here’s a link to a short video I made today earlier this afternoon.  Apologies for the audio – sound of the camera focussing and the wind interfered.

It was 41 degrees celsius at lunchtime today.  We got to 43.

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  1. seantheblogonaut
    November 17, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Video really choppy on my connection. But yeas we are expected to get to 40 tomorrow, but low twenties on the weekend. Will be bowling at the weekend

  2. lovebug35
    November 27, 2009 at 4:04 am

    awesome phtography.

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