It was the hottest Perth has experienced in some time. It peaked at 43.1. And the night before I couldn’t sleep. Not sure why. So I was awake and suddenly wondered what dawn looked like in a cloudless sky.
This is the view down the main road that looks east, down the block from me. I stood in the middle of the road to take these
The sun is coming…
In the west, the colours were softer. This is the direction I take my sunset photos from :-) In this first one is a magpie on top of the telephone pole, singing in the day with its beautiful warbling:
I went back inside and Fattee Cattee was taking advantage of the easterly which would bring the heat, but for the moment, brought the night-time cool of the deserts sweeping across the river flats where Perth is.
I stayed inside all day, & Fattee Cattee did too. It was terribly hot. I ventured out as the sun went down a little & saw the late afternoon moon
In the ‘cool’ of the evening, I went out to look at the sunset – it was still about 37 degrees Celsius – & this is after 7.00 pm.
Early evening moon. It looks so cool.
I then walked down to Beaufort Street. The east with the moon looked lovely (it had cooled down to 35 degrees by this time)
In the west, the malevolent glow of the heated day burned, signifying the heat of the say to come:
the gentler colours in the east seen through a lemon-scented gum:
And twilight lingered in the sky
The redness lingering as I walked home, taking photos and eating an icecream – more difficult than it sounds as it was still hot and the icecream melted…
Finally, darkness – no coolth at all, but still – the beauty of the moon
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